Ed Sheeran and FC Schalke 04 form a rather unequal comparison group. Nevertheless, Toni Kroos from Real Madrid thinks that the Bundesliga club can learn a lot from the British pop star.

Ed Sheeran in a Schalke comparison: Real Madrid star Toni Kroos jokes about FC Schalke 04 in his podcast “Einfach mal Luppen”, as “Bild” reports. The midfielder says: “Ed Sheeran did something I’ve rarely seen: that people went home from the stadium happy after an event at Schalke.”

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Schalke’s counterattack: Schalke has already responded to Kroos’ comment with a tweet. He titled an interview by striker Simon Terodde after a game in Sandhausen with the words: “At least we can give cool interviews after the final whistle.” The Bundesliga club is referring to an interview by Kroos after winning the most recent Champions League final, which the world champion arrogantly and annoyed canceled.

Sold out Veltins-Arena: last week pop star Ed Sheeran played concerts in front of sold-out ranks three evenings at Schalke’s home ground, the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.