The midfielder has announced that he will no longer play for Germany after the Euro elimination. The end of a magnificent international career.
Toni Kroos, the World Cup-winning midfielder with 106 caps for Germany, has announced his international retirement. The Real Madrid star is only 31 years old but, after making his Mannschaft debut in 2010, she feels the time has come to say goodbye.
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Kroos’ last outing for the Mannschaft therefore took place in the 2-0 defeat to England at Wembley Stadium in the European Championship. “I played 106 times for Germany. There won’t be any more (…) It was a long time since I made the decision to quit after this tournament. It was clear to me, for a long time, that I would not be available for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar ” , in particular justified the midfielder, sure of his decision.
“He was an absolute role model, especially for young players”
Considered a Mannschaft monument, Toni Kroos leaves behind wonderful memories. Joachim Löw, his now ex-coach, paid tribute to him, at the height of his international career . “As in the last few weeks, Toni has always been there with incredible passion, great commitment and great dedication, he was an absolute role model, especially for young players.” , thus commented the technician on the site of the DFB.
“Toni has exceptional qualities and has been a great leader on and off the pitch. I want to thank Toni from the bottom of my heart for everything he has done for the DFB and the national team over the years. “106 international matches, our long journey together and our triumph in Brazil will bind us forever. Thank you Toni! “, then added the technician, arrived in 2006 on the bench of Germany and who also said goodbye to the selection at the end of the Euro.