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Real Madrid midfield maestro considering international retirement U-turn ahead of UEFA Euro 2024

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has been on a roll this season. After nearly hanging up his boots at club level last campaign, he decided to continue showcasing his magic weekly.

And witnessing him continue to conduct plays with immense precision, the German National team now surveys him with eyes marked by envy as he took his international retirement back in 2021.

However, recent information from Germany, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, indicates that Kroos is seriously beginning to consider a return to international football ahead of the 2024 Euros as the Germans take his arrival for granted.

Previous reports stated that the player had no intention of reversing his decision, but certain factors may have swayed his mind.

Kroos contemplating a return

As per the details, the 33-year-old would be happy to rejoin Nagelsmann’s squad after bidding farewell to them in 2021 following a defeat to England in the Euro Cup round of 16.

The Real Madrid midfielder’s return also depends heavily on manager Julian Nagelsmann, and the fact that Germany will host Euro 2024 could be a major factor in Kroos’ decision to rejoin the national team.

Kroos reportedly also appreciates the opportunity to play one final time for his country in front of his kids.

The Real Madrid legend is in excellent form and is unquestionably one of Los Blancos’ best players this season thus far and could be a major recruitment ahead of the Euros.

Carlo Ancelotti when recently asked to express his thoughts on Kroos’ potential return to Germany, said: “If he returns, Germany will be lucky to have one of the best players and midfielders in the world.” 

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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