Kroos Happy at Bayern
Bayern Munich’s highly rated youngster Toni Kroos has said that he is not overly concerned about the prospect of losing his first-team place. Arjen Robben is widely regarded to be the first team player over the 21-year-old Toni Kroos, but it’s a situation that Kroos isn’t taking too seriously. The Dutchman Robben nears his return from injury, and has been one of the most important attacking threats for Bayern Munich since he signed from Real Madrid a few seasons ago. In fact, many regard him to be even better than Franck Ribery, whose stature within the team has declined since the arrival of Arjen Robben.
It has been speculated on various quarters that Toni Kroos will not be too happy with Arjen Robben’s return to the first-team action. However, the 21-year-old has quashed any such rumours saying that he is extremely confident of his ability and the past performances that he has put in will hold him in good stead. Toni Kroos was an important player for Germany at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but he was only a substitute for Bayern Munich at the start of the season. After the injury to Arjen Robben, Toni Kroos has become a mainstay in the Bayern Munich side.
However, the trouble that Bayern Munich have been facing in recent weeks in overcoming opponents will mean that Arjen Robben would be thrust into the first-team action as soon as he returns from injury.
Toni Kroos said “Firstly, I don’t know anything about how fit Arjen it – or when he will be fit again. Secondly, I’ve performed pretty consistently since the start of the season, so I’m not that worried.”