Kroos: “I was quite strong until I saw my children”

“They have been ten unforgettable years”


Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos was emotional before his farewell to the Santiago Bernabéu this Saturday, in the 0-0 against Real Betis, thanking his teammates and fans for their affection and hoping that the club’s farewell would be by winning the League. of Champions next Saturday at Wembley.

“It’s not easy to talk, but I can only say thank you. To all the Real Madrid fans, to the club, to my teammates and to the stadium, I have always felt at home. I couldn’t ask for more. They have been 10 unforgettable years,” he said in statements to Real Madrid TV.

The German was substituted in the 87th minute and the Bernabéu gave him the best ovation. Before the game, Kroos already received a first tribute, the same as at the end, although the most emotional moment was the hug with his sons as a substitute.

“You come with a different feeling when you know it’s the last game. But I told myself that I wanted to enjoy it and I did it in these 85 minutes, like every time I played here. It’s so special. In the coming years, when I don’t Well, I’m going to notice. I’ve been pretty strong until the moment I’ve seen my children,” he said.

“It is a special team, I have always said that it is a good group. Each one has given me the respect I deserved. Not only is it a group of good players, they are very good people. I have always felt very comfortable in this team,” he added.

Furthermore, Kroos expressed his last wish with the Real Madrid shirt. “I wanted to make it official before this match so that, starting tomorrow, we can forget about it. The best way to go would be to win a title,” he concluded, already thinking about the ‘Champions’ final against Borussia Dortmund in seven days.