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Schuster gives Kroos advice about his future at Real Madrid

The former Real Madrid player and coach hopes that Kroos will continue with the Spanish and European champions. “That’s what they want at Madrid,” he told Bild.

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 22: Toni Kroos of Real Madrid  during the La Liga Santander  match between Real Madrid v Sevilla at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 22, 2022 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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From Bernd Schuster to Toni Kroos. Although for less time (he spent two seasons at Real Madrid as a player), the Augsburg-born ex-midfielder carried out the job in which Kroos is now a master and veteran - the one who dictates the rhythm out on the pitch for Real Madrid. Both Germans know all about the pressure and the tasks required to be a midfielder at the Bernabéu - Bernd Schuster, who called time on his playing career in 1997, was keen to give Toni Kroos some advice on how he should go about his retirement when the time comes. He gave his thoughts on Kroos’ final few years in the game in an interview with Bild newspaper.

“Toni is enjoying a great career, he is one of the best players this season too. Of course, the only advise I can give him is to keep going; in Madrid they also want him to stay, the club is happy with him,” said the former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid player.

Schuster also highlighted Kroos’ character and hopes he will be able to agree an extension to stay on at Bernabéu after his current contract expires next summer.”Toni is a bit special, as we have always seen. He is not one of those who does exactly what everyone says. He knows exactly what he is doing and thinking. I imagine he will be there for another year”, he concluded.

Since his arrival from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2014, Toni Kroos has become an indisputable first-choice at Real Madrid. He is one of the few players in the game to have won five European crowns and has been a mainstay in Madrid’s midfield for the past nine seasons. Now, his retirement appears on the horizon with his contract due for revision at the end of this season. As AS already reported, he is highly valued at the club and his decision will be respected, whether it is hanging up his legendary white shirt or continuing to play for one more season.

This season, the German continues to be essential for Ancelotti. Even with a short break in between (10 minutes against Betis, nine against Leipzig), Kroos has accumulated a total 14 games between the League, Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup in which he has distributed three assists.


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