Toni Kroos officially announced yesterday what was an open secret in Germany: His withdrawal from the Mannschaft. The midfielder played his last match with his team in the round of 16 of the Eurocup against England in Wembley and the next day he communicated in his networks his decision to leave the German national team to focus on his goals with Real Madrid.
The commitment of Toni Kroos with the Real Madrid it will go on until I hang up my boots in the not-too-distant future. The footballer himself has recognized this in statements to the German newspaper Bild. “Retire? I believe that in 2023 it is very suitable, I will be 33 years old ”, indicates the ex of the Bayern. “I have to decide whether or not to renew for a season or two, that is still up in the air, but I am absolutely sure that I will retire in the Real Madrid”Kroos stated flatly in the interview.
“The decision to leave the national team after the Eurocup I had already taken it a long time ago, it was clear to me that it would not be available at the Qatar World Cup, ”says the player critical of the lack of support he has felt from a sector of the German fans after eleven years as an international.
“I don’t want to accuse everyone, because there are many fans who appreciate me, but at times I have had the feeling that some did not appreciate what I did in my 11 years with Germany. In Spain it’s different, everyone has thanked me since my first game in the last seven years, ”says the Teutonic midfielder.