Toni Kroos is one of the best German midfielders of all time. He has won all the trophies possible to win as a player ranging from the FIFA World Cup to the UEFA Champions League.
Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014 after winning the World Cup with Germany. In his 8 years at the Spanish club, he has been one of the pillars of the famous Kroos-Casemiro-Modric midfield. He is a deep-lying playmaker who controls the rhythm of the game. He has definitely etched his name in the history books.
Toni Kroos opens up about the European Super League, Florentino Perez and Premier League’s apparent superiority
Toni Kroos said during a podcast from OMR, via Marca, about Real Madrid president Florentino Perez: “I’m very close to him, he’s a good-hearted person. From the first day he gave me the feeling that he was happy that I was coming to his club, which is unusual for the size of a club like Real Madrid.”
“I know that in these eight years he has not thought for a second about selling me. At that time I came for ‘only’ 25 million euros, surely he could have sold me later for more money.”
“I have an excellent relationship with the club, I have grown very fond of it. The president, the team, the fans… so I won’t leave either.”
Kroos also talked about the European Super League and Perez’s role in making it come into existence: “Never contradict your own president! [he joked]. It’s obvious that the idea existed and still exists.”
“It should have been in place a long time ago, I think it will take a while to implement it and I probably won’t see it as an active player. My view on it is that I still believe it will come, but I can’t say when.”
Toni Kroos further downplayed the apparent superiority of the Premier League: “The Premier League clubs haven’t won an international title this year.”
“The TV money has been significantly higher in England for years and yet it hasn’t resulted in English teams winning everything.”
“Thank God, not all players are looking only at the salary, but also at winning a lot of titles and growing more.”