Toni Kroos has been a hot topic of discussion amongst Real Madrid fans in recent times, with his future up in the air at the moment. Rumours have been doing the rounds that the German midfield maestro is considering hanging up his boots for good at the end of the campaign. He is already retired from the national team.
Kroos is playing at the top of his game right now though. In fact, one could argue that he is playing the best football of his career at the moment, as he has increased his defensive output since the departure of Casemiro.
Kroos does not seem like the player who will hang around for too long and is the type of guy to retire from the game when still very much performing at the peak of his powers.
It is clear that he is very proud of what he has achieved in club football, even putting his five Champions League titles, four with Real Madrid and one with Bayern Munich, ahead of the World Cup that he lifted with the Germany national team. It is very rare for a player to do that.
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"“I prefer my five Champions League titles.“It’s because of the quantity and because I always like consistency.“Winning five in eight years is something very special. It isn’t a difficult question.”"
It goes without saying that Kroos has achieved a lot of success in both club football and at the international level. And it is very interesting to see that he rates his Champions League titles higher than the World Cup, which is considered by most people as the pinnacle of the game of football. Not for the German star though.
Real Madrid fans will be hoping that Kroos sticks around for a few more years and he has not completely ruled out continuing. But even if he retires, he will have the best wishes of the supporters.