Kroos has been criticized for his performance in Euro 2020 and has answered the critics.
exit from Euro 2020 in the round of 16, being defeated by
, there have been many people criticizingTony Kroos’
performance, including Bayern Munich’s former president Uli Hoeness, who has claimed that Kroos’ poor performance has been an important element in Germany’s early exit from the tournament.
The former Bayern president toldSport1
“The first two games in the World Cup qualifiers were pretty decent with a back four, then he changed to a back three; it was completely unnecessary. Why?
"If we had played with Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Thomas Müller in midfield, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane on the wings and Kai Havertz upfront, we would be in a completely different position today. I'm 100% sure of that.
“I like Kroos, he showed world-class performances in the past. He was great for Bayern - but his way of playing is completely done. He no longer fits with today's football.
“We are 1-0 down against England in the last quarter of an hour, Kroos no longer crossed the halfway line. He played sideways, then sideways again, until the opposing defense had organized themselves.
“Bayern players are super self-confident guys who had a big say with Hansi Flick. I know they were totally unhappy with the situation, with Low's tactics. Yet they accepted it. I don't understand, I didn't know them like that.
“They should have said ‘Toni Kroos no longer fits into this football with his sideways game. Our football is played vertically. The ball is played forward all the time’."
But Toni Kroos didn’t show any anger in his response to the man who has claimed that he isn’t fit for today’s football.
"Uli Hoeneß is a man with great knowledge of football (even if it wasn't enough for RTL), little interest in polemics and completely at peace with himself. Similar to his greenkeeper,"
tweeted the 31-year-old
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