Toni Kroos discusses Germany's elimination in World Cup

Toni Kroos has slammed Germany after World Cup exit.

The Real Madrid midfielder has retired from international football just a year ago and was not happy with Germany’s exit in the World Cup tournament in Qatar.

Germany failed to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup for the second time in a row, earlier exiting from the group stage in 2018.

Toni Kroos also pointed his nation’s 1-2 loss to Japan in their opening game of the tournament.

“I know the boys, I played with them until last year. I experienced a group stage exit too four years ago, and of course I can sympathise a lot with them. I was extremely disappointed because I had big ambitions for Germany and I absolutely saw opportunities,” he said.

“With the players we have, we should definitely be advancing from the group stage. If we get eliminated by Brazil in the quarter-finals, then we can say, ‘OK, Brazil had maybe eight world-class players and we only had four’. But nobody can tell me that we have less quality than Japan and that’s why we’re eliminated.”


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