Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has admitted that he is beginning to tire after a demanding year of football.
The 24-year-old helped Bayern Munich to last season's Bundesliga title and Germany to the World Cup during the summer, before appearing in all but one of Los Blancos' 21 matches this term following his move to the Spanish capital in July.
“I can't wait for summer to arrive! I've never played this much before,” he joked to Kicker.
“This year I've played the entire second half of the season with Bayern, the World Cup and the Super Cups with Real Madrid onwards.
“I haven't played more in my life, and I'm getting tired.
“To make matters worse, in Spain there is no break in January, like there is in Germany, so I have to get by.
“I guess I will be rested at some point.”