In a documentary about this life as a professional footballer, German international Toni Kroos has clearly aimed criticism at the leadership of FC Bayern Munich.
The 29-year-old joined Real Madrid from the 2018-19 Bundesliga champions back in 2014, after winning the World Cup that summer. Now a four-times Champions League winner, Kroos is quoted as saying:
“I have been told many times how great I am and how right I am doing everything. But I did not play, I was really clear that I had earned more. “
Toni Kroos spent a season on loan at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2009-10, establishing himself as a regular in the Bayern Munich first team for the following four seasons. However, the playmaker has now claimed that he never felt properly valued at the Allianz Arena and even regretted putting pen to paper over a contract extension just 10 minutes after signing. He added:
“During the signature came from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge such a statement. “Wow, but now you have a great contract”, then under the motto, then you have to play a bit better again.
His mother, Birgit Kroos, said:
“The team was much more personal. They met, they had barbecues together. They were much more normal in dealing with each other. Not like in Munich. That was too chic for him.”
Toni Kroos left Bayern Munich when his contract ran out at the end of the 2013-14 season, joining Real Madrid on a free transfer where he has gone on to win the La Liga title on one occasion and the Champions League four times.