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Toni Kroos returns to Germany’s national team

In an unexpected twist, just 4 months prior to Euro 2024, Toni Kroos has decided to return to the German national team. Kroos chose to retire in the summer of 2021, after Germany lost 2:1 to England at the 1/8 finals of Euro 2020, wishing to spend more time with his family. The 34-year old also expressed optimism in the country’s current squad potential saying: “I’m convinced this squad can do special things at the Euros”.

Kroos’ decision has not only thrilled the German fans but also sparked excitement at Real Madrid. The player’s contract expires this summer and Carlo Ancelotti has stated that Kroos will have the freedom to decide for himself whether he wants to continue with the white shirt. The midfield maestro’s decision to return to the international scene is surely seen as a positive sign by his club, as Kroos demonstrates a continued ambition to play at the highest level.

Toni Kroos has represented the German national team 106 times so far. His stats with Real Madrid throughout the current season show the quality he continues to bring to the pitch. Having participated in 33 games across all competitions, with 2,152 playing minutes, the playmaker has contributed significantly to the team’s efforts. Having 1 goal and 7 assists not only reflect his ability to influence play but also hint at the impact he could have in rejuvenating Germany’s midfield as they prepare for the Euros.