Toni Kroos ends his career: German and international press reviews

Toni Kroos ends his career: German and international press reviews

National player Toni Kroos will end his career after the European Football Championship in the summer, as the Real Madrid midfield star announced on Tuesday. This is how German and international media commented on the 34-year-old’s decision.

Toni Kroos, who always appears extremely cool on the football field, had “goosebumps” when he announced the end of his career in a joint podcast with brother Felix. In the summer it will be over for Germany’s most successful footballer of the moment – that was the breaking news that spilled over from Madrid to Germany 24 days before the home European Championship.

From the 34-year-old Kroos’ perspective, his professional career, marked by trophies and great moments, ideally ends in the summer after another Champions League triumph with his heart club Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund on June 1st at Wembley and a very big personal final in the Germany jersey at the upcoming home European Championships.

This is how Spanish media comment on Kroos’ decision:

Media about Toni Kroos: “A football myth is saying goodbye”

“AS”: “And Kroos had ‘balls’, as Ancelotti once said. He had the ‘character’ needed to quit at the peak. To hang up his boots, despite the fact that at 34 he could have continued at a high level. But Toni was always different.”

“Marca”: “A legend of football and of Real Madrid is saying goodbye. He was perhaps, along with Luka Modric, one of the best midfielders to ever play for Real Madrid.”

“Mundo Sports”: “The soap opera about Kroos’ contract extension at Real Madrid is over. (…) There had already been rumors in Germany that Kroos would resign after the European Championship in his home country, but at Real Madrid they were confident that he would have another season would stay at the club.”

“The World”: “In 2021, at the age of 31, Kroos decided to leave the German national team and concentrate fully on Madrid to prolong a career that at the time already seemed to be coming to an end. It was a good decision because it did him good: he has had three exceptional seasons in which he won two league titles and the Champions League. And he has since reached more continental finals.”

“El Confidencial”: “The fans are very surprised because it was almost certain that he would also play in the coming season. It is an early farewell to a team that became a winning team thanks to the German’s football.”

Source: Stern

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