Kroos: Real will do everything to claim UCL title again

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has revealed that they will do their utmost to win a third straight UEFA Champions League title but admits it will be tough.

Zinedine Zidane's charges became the first team to successfully defend the Champions League title last season, beating Juventus 4-1 in the final, and are looking for a hat-trick this campaign.

"It's been difficult the last two years," he said, according to Goal. "What I can promise is we will try everything to do this again but there are many good teams around us so it's going to be difficult.

"Every year, it's Barcelona, you have great English teams, you have Bayern Munich. A lot of clubs want to win the Champions League.

"It's crazy that we did it back-to-back — that never happened before, so this is very good and very difficult to defend this title."