Germany international midfielder Toni Kroos believes that Germany can win the World Cup next year in Russia.
He said that they have a good team and that they are used to playing together for a long time now.
He believes that there is enough quality in the team to win the World Cup again and it is up to the players to give their best on the pitch.
However he admitted that this might be a lot tougher than last time as there are some good national teams this time around.
He said that teams such as Spain, France and Brazil are stronger this time around and that Germany should also be wary of these teams. He said that there are also some outsiders such as Belgium that have a very strong team and it will be interesting to see how they perform in Russia. Continue reading Germany can win World Cup
Many humans often times drift into the dream of their being in a parallel universe imagining themselves leading the life they always hoped for, a life free from ugly struggles.
KeylorNavas, first-choice goalkeeper of the most successful European club in the modern era, must be left wondering just how and why in spiteof his achievement, he continues to be overlooked and regarded as lesser than the very people he forms a grand part with.
Even Florentino Perez and the club chiefs all have a quiet reservation and assessment of the Costa Rican. The fans are not left out either. For all the talk of their ever demanding stand of loyalty from players to the greater gains of their baby club, better players in whatever position that is perceived as weak on the squad will always catch their fancy.
It is like a spoilt child who keeps going for a better chocolate from store to store just because his dad could afford it. And yes the coach Zinedine Zidane, no matter how good he has been playing his diplomatic games – and boy has he done a good job – will be open to having a player that will make his worker easier anytime any day. Continue reading KEYLOR NAVAS AT AWKWAARD CROSSROADS
Real Madrid did bounce back from their El Clasico defeat in the hands of arch rivals Barcelona with a big victory.
Zinedine Zidane and his boys took a trip to Deportivo La Coruna where they defeated their hosts 6-2.
It was a big way to respond to the pressure as Barcelona pray they slip in the race for the La Liga title. James Rodriguez, who scored the 2-2 equalizer against Barcelona, grabbed a brace as he netted in both half. There was a major scare ahead of the match as the coach stuck to his rotation policy. He left out Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos but the team delivered a commanding response to their loss still.
Barcelona had disgraced Osasuna 7-1 as they remained keen on retaining their La Liga title. Alvaro Morata scored in the first minute – the fastest Madrid goal this season – before Rodriguez quickly made it two. Florin And one gave the hosts hope of fighting back but Lucas Vazquez squashed it with a third for real on the stroke of half time. Continue reading MADRID BOUNCE BACK WITH A VICTORY
Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has recently not only praised Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos but also stated that he would like to see the German midfielder joining the Premier League side Manchester United.
According to Paul Scholes, Kroos has everything that is needed to perform at a superb level with Manchester United and he would be a perfect fit in Stanford Bridge.
It’s been over 3 years since Manchester United has won the Premier League title as the last time that they lifted the highly coveted piece of silverware was back on May of 2013 during the season of 2012-13 but after that season, they have consistently struggled trying to snatch a top 3 position in the English Premier League.
However, with the addition of Toni Kroos it can certainly help Manchester United at least this is what Paul Scholes believes as the English retiree said: Continue reading Paul Scholes is hoping that Toni Kroos signs with Manchester United
Joachim Low has favoured Toni Kroos over Mesut Ozil for the upcoming FIFA Player of the Year award while picking Manuel Neuer to complete his voting ballot.
The German coach revealed he has voted for Real Madrid midfielder Kroos ahead of Arsenal’s Ozil for the FIFA award.
The veteran midfielder, Kroos had to settle for 17th place in the vote for the just awarded Ballon d’Or, but he has gotten his international coach’s backing in the run for the FIFA player of the year award.
Low told Bild that kroos has been playing consistently at a very high level this year, that he won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club world cup with Real Madrid and performed incredibly well for the national team in the summer Euro 2016 in France.
“You can always rely on him, and that was reason enough for me to vote for him. I voted for Kroos, Ozil and Manuel Neuer, in that order,” he said to the news source. Continue reading LOW PICKED KROOS AHEAD OF OZIL
Recently, Real Madrid has been in talks with a number of players on their team in a bid to extend their contract and ensure that they remain at the team for a few more years.
Not long ago, Real Madrid extended the contracts of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. This has also been extended to Toni Kroos as the player recently agreed to a contract extension of two years which will see him remain with the Zinedine Zidane’s side until 2022.
His previous contract was set to expire in 2020. Toni Kroos agreed to a new two-year extended deal which comes on the heels of his consistency and sterling performances during matches in Real Madrid.
The German’s new agreement with his club was confirmed by Real Madrid in an official statement which read thus,
“Real Madrid and Toni Kroos have come to an agreement on a contract extension which will see the player linked to the club until June 30, 2022. Toni Kroos will speak to the media tomorrow in the press room of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.” Continue reading KROOS IN TALKS WITH REAL MADRID
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the best player in Europe by the apex football body of the continent – UEFA.
The Portugal international has had a phenomenal year, for club and country. UEFA presented the former Manchester United star with the award when in Monaco, at the award presentation ceremony. This is the second time he would be picking up the award.
The two main reasons why he beat the rest of the shortlisted players is believed to be his Champions League and Euro 2016 wins for club and country. He helped Real Madrid go top with an unprecedented eleven Champions League trophy. He was a great leader for Portugal, helping them to a surprise scoop of the Euro 2016, defeating the hosts – France, in the final.
UEFA made the draws for the group stage of the Champions League, before proceeding with the award ceremony. The other players that made the top three shortlist are Gareth Bale (Real Madrid and Wales) and Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France). The award was chosen after journalists from the 55 member associations selected their top five players for the year. Ronaldo was picked out as top, Bale as runner-up and the French international as the third best in the continent.
Continue reading RONALDO WINS BEST PLAYER IN EUROPE AWARD
Kroos is known to have a unique ability, to be able to set a tempo for the game that is going on.
As a result, he is able to help his Germany team players to dominate the game as well. He has shown a dominant performance this time and as a result, the team has benefited in matches like the game they played against Northern Ireland. This resulted in a win of 1-0 for the team. The team had started off with a formation of 4-2-3-1 which resulted in Khedira and Kroos being anchored on either side that allowed others like Gotze, Muller and Ozil to work as attackers. There were others who provided the needed width from fullback positions. This set up helped to get Germany win the game against Northern Ireland. Kroos has not had a smooth beginning, but he has definitely started to stir up things a bit. Continue reading Kroos Helps Germany Team To A Win
It is believed that German international midfielder Toni Kroos is set to stay with Real Madrid amidst interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
It seems that the Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has convinced the Madrid board to offer Kroos a much-improved contract so as to keep the player beyond 2020.
Manchester United is currently looking for a world-class midfielder that will help boost their current midfield and also provide experience to the younger players. It was reported that Manchester United was prepared to make a substantial offer to Madrid to sign Kroos in the summer.
Similarly, Arsenal were also hoping to sign a quality midfielder to improve their midfield. With the release of Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta, the Gunners are currently short on numbers and will have hope that Kroos would provide the necessary boost to their midfield. Continue reading Toni Kroos to stay at Real Madrid despite interest from Premier League club
Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos says Real Madrid fans will be crucial if the Los Blancos are to overturn a 2-0 deficit at the Santiago Bernabeu in the UEFA Champions League clash with Wolfsburg next week.
“I’m hoping for total support. I’m certain that we will get it. We hope that playing at home will give us an advantage and for that we will need the backing of the fans, those who get behind us, who create atmosphere,” Kroos told reporters.
Toni Kroos didn’t play the match against SD Eibar in the 4-0 victory where his team mate, Christiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 30+ goals in six consecutive La Liga season.
“I am convinced that they will be there and in fine voice. Above all, I hope we have the opportunity to qualify in this next game. We will give everything for them,” Kross continued. Continue reading TONI KROOS: FANS WILL BE CRUCIAL AGAINST WOLFSBURG