In Germany, it was reported that the midfielder is considering leaving the national team from the 2018 World Cup.
Kroos wants to stay with the national team until the 20222 World Cup
Toni Kroos will wait until after Euro 2020 to decide his future with Germany. In Germany, it was reported that the midfielder is considering leaving the national team from the 2018 World Cup. After the tournament in Russia, the Real Madrid star hoped to focus on his club career. Still, he was convinced to continue playing for Die Mannschaft after meetings with the German Football Association and Joachim Low. The former Bayern Munich player could decide to continue with Germany until the 2022 World Cup. There is only one year between this year’s European Championship in Qatar. So Kroos could wait to have another chance to win a second World Cup trophy, by which time he will be 32 years old.
The German wants to spend the rest of his playing career at Madrid
Another deciding factor regarding his future could be who the DFB will appoint to replace Joachim Low as a coach when the 61-year-old leaves after Euro 2020. Bayern boss and Low’s former assistant Hansi Flick and Ralf Rangnick have been announced as prime candidates for the job. But the DFB has yet to make any decisions. Kroos, who missed the opening matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifier this month due to injury. He made his national team debut under Low in March 2010 when he stepped off the bench in a friendly against Argentina. He now has 101 caps to his name and was critical to their success at the 2014 World Cup, playing every game of the competition. Despite recent reports linking him to a move to Liverpool, Kroos has said he wants to spend the rest of his playing career at Real Madrid.
He currently has over two years left on his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and remains a crucial player for Zinedine Zidane’s team, making 35 appearances in all competitions this season.