Having hung up his international boots, the ex-Germany international is fully focused on spending the rest of his playing career at Santiago Bernabeu.
Toni Kroos suggests he feels appreciated at Real Madrid and is therefore “absolutely certain” about retiring at the club.
Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich back in 2014 for a reported €25 million – a fee that in retrospect looks exceedingly economical.
Winning 14 major honors in his seven years at the club so far, the central midfielder has well and truly etched his name into the Los Blancos history books as one of their most influential players in the modern era.
The 31-year-old has two years remaining on his current Real Madrid deal and suggests should he decide against renewing his contract, he will also hang up his boots.
“I believe that the year 2023 is appropriate, I will be 33,” Kroos responded when asked about his retirement plans during an interview with Bild.
“I will decide whether I will renew [at Real Madrid] for a season or two, that is still open for discussion, but I am absolutely certain that I will retire at Real Madrid.”
“I don’t want to accuse everyone in Germany, because there are many fans that appreciate me, but at times I had the feeling that some didn’t appreciate what I did over my 11 years,” continued Kroos, who recently announced his retirement from international football.
“It’s different in Spain, everyone has been grateful to me since my first match seven years ago.”