Top form, best values and currently indispensable for Real Madrid. Toni Kroos is still full of energy and still has high goals for the Royals.
"You always have to be motivated, that's the most important thing. You still enjoy winning titles - otherwise you won't make it," said the 34-year-old before the first leg of the round of 16 (9 p.m./Prime Video) in the Champions League at RB Leipzig. And for him it is also important “that the body cooperates, I pay a lot of attention to that.”
Nevertheless, the native of Greifswald amazes with a statement: "My head surprises me more than my body. I started very young, at the age of 17, at the highest level, dealing with all the pressure. I thought I would make it to 32, but "The head surprises me, of course it's great."
Sporting future still open
That sounds anything but like farewell. Therefore, the Real star, who was the only German player to win the Champions League five times - four times with Real and once with FC Bayern Munich - leaves his sporting future open. And that twice. Will he extend his contract again at Real, where the 2014 world champion is considered an icon? Is he making a comeback after 106 international matches in the German national football team?
"I don't know yet, to be honest, I'm still thinking about it, I haven't made a decision yet. The truth is that I'm satisfied, I'm happy. And if a lot of people want me to continue playing, then that's it positive signal," said Kroos. He said meaningfully about the future of the DFB: "I'm thinking about it, there is a possibility." But he also emphasized: "I have always said that I want to end my career at my highest level."