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Real Madrid's Kroos in quarantine: "I have a lot of toilet paper"

The Real Madrid midfielder spoke via video-link to ProSieben programme ‘Late Night Berlin’: "My family and my self are all fine, we don’t have any symptoms".

Real Madrid's Kroos in quarantine: "I have a lot of toilet paper"
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Toni Kroos assured German television programme ‘Late Night Berlin’ that he and his family are well and are handling the coronavirus crisis without any problems. The midfielder, who is in quarantine along with the rest of the Real Madrid squad after Trey Thompkins tested positive for coronavirus, chatted to those back home from his living room in Madrid via a video-link. “We’re in good shape”, he told the German TV show.

Kroos in constant contact with Real Madrid medics

Like the rest of his team mates, Kroos is in permanent contact with Real Madrid’s medical staff. The players are contacted a couple of times a day to build up a pattern of their health while they are quarantined as well as to detect early any possible symptoms of Covid-19. They have to been told to report even the slightest indication of illness. Every Real Madrid has been given a personalised exercise plan to follow and a set of nutritional recommendations to follow so that they can keep their weight down and remain in the best possible shape while they are indoors.

"I'm not bored, as I'm sure you can imagine with three kids"

But as Kroos revealed, it’s not all work. "I’m not bored, as I’m sure you can imagine with three kids. Being at home is never boring with the children around. Whatever way you want to look at it, the main thing is that we are all fine,” he explained. Kroos is taking being holed up at home in quarantine with how own typical quirky sense of humour: “Here at home I’ve been trying out a few different hair styles but I only do it for my wife…” The Madrid midfielder added that because of his kids, he has been eating noodles every day and quipped: “I have a lot of toilet paper here at home”.

Kroos returned to more serious matters when he was asked about the possibility that this summer’s Euros could be postponed, with UEFA due to make a decision today: "When the tournament is played is the least of our worries at the moment. For now, the most important thing is getting rid of this invisible enemy and for our lives to return to normality”.

Kroos is the second Real Madrid player to have spoken to the media since quarantine was imposed. Luka Jovic chatted to B92 just a few hours after Thompkins tested positive and sent an encouraging message: "I used the same equipment as Thompkins, but I don’t have any symptoms..."