Toni Kroos about future plans: “Return to Bayern is out of the question”
13 de February, 2024
Tonight Toni Kroos (34) returns to his home country for a match against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. The German’s contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of this season, raising questions about his future as a footballer.
Kroos spent much of his career at Bayern Munich. Between 2007 and 2014 he was a fixture in midfield The record champion, before moving to Real Madrid. His expiring contract raised many questions from the press about a possible return to his old love. “I expected questions about my future today, but not this one,” Kroos laughed. “I am always very honored when someone wants me there, regardless of whether that is the case here. But in this case I can say very clearly: that is not going to happen.”
It could also be that he extends his current contract. Kroos has not yet made that decision. “It depends on how I feel and the personal plans I have. I want to end my career at the highest possible level,” he responded. Kroos now wants to focus mainly on the match against Leipzig. But he feels honored that many hope he will continue at Madrid for another year. “I’m glad that many people want me not to stop yet, that’s positive. Better than the other way around,” he concluded.
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The German is one of the most successful football players on European pitches. This is also evident from his record. He won the Champions League five times, became world champion in 2014 and won a series of national titles with both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But Kroos has also been a constant on an individual level for years. Many call him the Pass coningwhich anything but contradicts the above statistics.