Schalke won promotion back to the Bundesliga last season but it did not stop Real Madrid star Toni Kroos from aiming a dig at the German club, sparking a clash on social media
Toni Kroos has aimed a subtle dig at newly-promoted Bundesliga side Schalke in his own podcast, with pop star Ed Sheeran the main focus of attention.
The Real Madrid midfielder also got thrown back a comment from the German club about the tantrum he threw in the Champions League final, causing some friendly back-and-forth on social media. Kroos made a jibe at Schalke for their misfortunes in recent years, as they suffered relegation to the second tier for the first time in 2020.
However, they bounced back last season by winning 2. Bundesliga thanks to an inspired late run of form. Schalke pipped Werder Bremen on the final day to lift the title, with fellow German giants Hamburg finishing in third. It is a league full of big-name clubs including Nurnberg, Hannover, Paderborn, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Darmstadt, but Schalke were able to come out on top.