KROOS WANTS MORE MATCHES
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has said that he wants to play more matches at the Euro 2012. The German midfielder has been largely used as a substitute by manager Joachim Loew, which has not impressed the Bayern Munich midfielder one little bit.
Toni Kroos has been one of the major youngsters to come to the fore for Germany in recent seasons. He made his first major impression at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was expected to be a major player for Germany at the Euro 2012, but he has played only a total of 12 min for the national team in both the matches against Portugal and Netherlands – less than Jack Wilshere has for England.
After the 2-1 win over Netherlands that almost guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals for Germany, Toni Kroos has said that he is extremely unhappy with his role as the substitute within the team. Toni Kroos has been a regular starter for Bayern Munich this season. He played in the Champions League final against Chelsea, although he ended up on the losing side. Due to his impressive performances for the club team, he has been able to replace Thomas Müller. However, he has struggled to do the same at the international level.
“It is not satisfying. Especially after the season I had, it’s only logical that I want to play. We have won twice, but I would not say that we have played excellent football,” said Toni Kroos to the Tottenham news website after the 2-1 win over Netherlands. Germany came into the tournament as one of the favourites to lift the competition, and they have not hurt their chances of doing so one little bit after the two consecutive victories over some of the best teams in the tournament. Germany will be facing Denmark in the final group game at the Euro 2012.