Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos will stop playing for the German national team after the upcoming 2021 UEFA Euro, according to a report published today on German newspaper Bild.
Kroos will establish Real Madrid as his main focus during the last few years of his career as a professional football player, something which could eventually help him in having a better decline and ultimately maybe even retire later than what he could be planning.
The midfielder has played 101 matches for Germany, scoring 17 goals and winning a FIFA World Cup and a UEFA Eurocup in the process.
It won’t be easy for Germany to replace Kroos, but this is good news for Real Madrid if the report is accurate. Los Blancos will enjoy Kroos’ career for a longer period of time and the midfielder himself will also avoid injuries and fatigue during FIFA breaks.
Kroos’ contract with Real Madrid expires in 2023 and he will be 33 years old then.