Ex Bayern Munich president, Uli Hoeness has come out to blast Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos. He recently revealed that the German no longer fits with today’s football.
According to him, it was very obvious that Low changed his formation to accommodate Kroos at the Euro 2020 tournament when Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Thomas Müller would’ve done a better job.
He added that even if he really likes Kroos as a player, his way of playing football is completely done in the game.
His words, “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? (Former Germany manager Joachim) Low wanted to integrate Kroos.”
“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 defence 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.”
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