Toni Kroos has taken a jibe at his former club Bayern Munich by saying that Real Madrid are better than the Bavarians.
The contract of Toni Kroos with Bayern Munich was set to expire in the summer of 2015 but he refused to sign the extension and moved to Real Madrid instead. Kroos said if we compare the two clubs, then the Spanish giants have slight advantage due to their enormous size. But he also stressed that there was no fallout between him and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola.
“We are talking about the two biggest teams in the world,” he said. “However, I think that overall Real Madrid are one step ahead.” Kroos was speaking to German newspaper Bild.
“I remember my presentation with Real Madrid where 20,000 people turned up despite me not having played a minute. In Germany that is unthinkable.”
Some rumours have claimed that there was fallout between Toni Kroos and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola. But Kroos said that there is nothing between him and the ex-Barcelona boss.
“Guardiola had nothing to do with my departure. I understand football just like him, he fine tuned my game and helped me improve as a player. My signing has been a 100 per cent about success and I’m happy at Real Madrid.”
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso signed for Bayern Munich for 10 million in the latter half of the transfer window but Kroos stressed that there is no correlation between the two transfers. “He is an extraordinary player,” Kroos said. “He will help Bayern a lot, I hope. I do not see any connection between my move and Xabi’s to Bayern, though.”
Meanwhile, Kroos also took the opportunity to speak about the German national team in his interview with Bild. Kroos claimed that Germany players are determined to add Euro 2016 to their list of honours.
Germany will be playing against Scotland today and the Real Madrid player stressed that it is important to compliment their global supremacy with continental dominance.
“Being a world champion with Germany – there’s not much better you can get in a footballer’s life,” he said. “We all have been working for years every day for that achievement.
“And now we have have the title! Since it was only six weeks or so ago that we won it, it’s not easy to switch our focus. But I’m 100 per cent sure that against Scotland we will be switched back on and ready to win all three points, ready to fight for Euro 2016.”