The Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos He announced this Friday his retirement from the German soccer team, after the elimination of Joachim Löw’s from the European Championship, and stated that in the coming years he will focus on his “goals” with the Whites.
“I have played with Germany 106 times. There will be no other moment like this,” he confirmed on his social media profiles. “I very much wish there had been 109 international and what another great title, the Eurocup, would have joined in the end. He had made the decision to resign after this tournament a long time ago. It had been clear for a long time that I was not going to play the Qatar World Cup 2022“he added.
Kroos, 31, world champion in Brazil 2014, stated that his decision is “irrevocable” and that he wants to focus on his “Goals with Real Madrid for the next few years”. “In addition, from now on I will allow myself breaks that have not existed as an international player for 11 years,” he said.
“As husband and father, too I would like to be there for my wife and my three children. It was a great honor for me to wear this shirt for so long. I did it with pride and passion. Thanks to all the fans who supported me with their applause and cheers. And thanks to all the critics for their extra motivation, “he continued.
The German, who wished “luck and success” for Hansi Flick as the new coach, had a special show of affection and gratitude for the coach until now, Joachim Löw. “Many thanks to Jogi Löw. He made me a national player and a world champion. He trusted me. We have written a success story together for a long time. It was an honor for me to do well, he concluded.
Germany’s defeat in the round of 16 against England (2-0) was the Löw’s last match as coach of the German national team, after he announced that he would leave office after the European Championship.