UCL: 'No Team Will Ever Win 3 Titles In A Row' - Kroos
The Galactico and their fans were made to endure a horrible 90 minutes at the Bernabeu when the Flying Dutchmen came visiting.
Despite a 2-1 win against the Ajax a fortnight ago, Real Madrid looked tired, outplayed and clueless for most parts of the game.
A day after the horrific show, Real's German midfielder, Toni Kroos says the team deserves more respect for their past achievements and should not be condemned on this occasion.
Kroos accused critics of being "quick to forget" Real Madrid's three consecutive Champions League titles insisting that no other team will ever equal that record.
Madrid's tight hold on the Champions League was cracked open by Ajax, who stunned the holders 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the last 16.
Dutch giants Ajax overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit to sensationally trump Madrid 5-3 on aggregate.
In his post match interview, Kross said "We have a good team and we showed that in some moments of the season but to be honest not constantly and not constantly enough.
"This week we lost everything. Every opportunity to win a trophy, we lost in this week. And this is hard and it's hard to accept.
"For me people forget very fast about what happened in the past because I said now, it's not usual that a team wins three Champions Leagues in a row and it will never happen again, I tell you now."
He added: "Congratulations to Ajax, they were the better team and we have to finish the season seriously in my opinion now and prepare the next season. I still see that the players have the quality but I think this season not one player had his best form constantly and this is the reason why we are out now."