EM 2021: he sat! Kroos distributes hard against expert Lothar Matthäus
Toni Kroos remained a mainstay in the national team even after the upheaval in the DFB squad. But before the IN 2021 The midfielder is apparently not the first choice in the eyes of all experts.
Lothar Matthäus, world and European champion as well as TV expert at Sky and RTL, revealed how he won the German team at the IN 2021 would put up – and found no place for Toni Kroos in the first team. Now the Real Madrid star counters.
EM 2021: Toni Kroos reacts to criticism from Lothar Matthäus
“We have many experts in Germany one way or another, and tournaments get even more. If I should watch every single one of the EM-Elf, then it will be really exhausting, “he said in the football podcast” A half with … “from the editorial network Germany (RND).
“In the end, I’ve been playing for eleven years and, by the way, I’m not the one to line up. I think there is a reason for that, ”continues Kroos. Then he strikes back against Matthew.
“With everything I’ve heard from Lothar, I should perhaps see that as a good sign,” said Kroos of his absence from Matthäus’ EM-Elf. Uff! So you can also tell an expert what you think of his assessments …
Kroos before EM 2021: “Knows what I can give the team”
Of course, Kroos himself knows that the competition in the German midfield is intense. After all, Jogi Löw can field a maximum of three players there, depending on the system. And in addition to Kroos, Kimmich, Gündogan, Goretzka, Neuhaus and Can are also waiting there.
“Basically we should be happy that we currently have so many good midfielders – that wasn’t always the case,” emphasized Kroos. “Making debates out of this and working on the big names is part of it,” he said.
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But the 2014 world champion is self-confident: “I still know what I can give this team.”
Toni Kroos defends Jogi Löw
Toni Kroos also breaks a lance for national coach Jogi Löw. “If I compare tactics reviews eleven years ago with today, the level has gone up. Time made him better, ”he says on the podcast. “When he was driven through the village here, the perception remained that the Germans play good football and have a good coach – even if there was a defeat or a not-so-good tournament.”
After the European Championship tournament, the 31-year-old wants to think about his own future in the DFB dress. (at)