Toni Kroos pens heartfelt statement following confirmation of retirement, apologises to Pedri for challenge

Toni Kroos has officially retired from professional football, following Germany’s exit from Euro 2024 at the hands of Spain. The 34-year-old had hopes to end his career by leading his side to a fourth European Championships title, but it was not to be.

Following Germany’s exit, Kroos has taken to Instagram to speak on his retirement.

“I’m glad I came back (to Germany). Despite all the grief and emptiness since the final whistle yesterday, I’ve always seen more in the team than they have shown in recent years. But I didn’t expect that it is possible to have a really realistic chance of winning the title in such a short time and to be on an equal footing with the best again! That’s why I’m very proud of what this team has achieved! And the whole of Germany can be that again.

“A special thank you to you out there who made this home European Championship a special one. We have seen, experienced and felt you! On a personal level, I would like to thank you for a really special warmth and affection over the last few weeks. That was very special. And finally, a request: Now that Germany has won back its dearest child: don’t let it go! The path of this team continues.

“And it helps a lot if you stand by the team even in bad times! Because I can assure you of one thing: this is a group of great people who give everything to be successful!”

Kroos ended the statement with an apology for Spain, whose Euro 2024 campaign was ended after a robust challenge from the Real Madrid icon.

“Apologies and get well soon, Pedri! Logically it wasn’t my intention to hurt you. A speedy recovery and all the best. You are a great player.”

Tags Euro 2024 Germany Pedri Real Madrid Toni Kroos

1 Comment

  1. Well at least they beat beerbelly flicks disasterclass of world cup that left him unprecedentedly fired because of historically low results.
    Sure hope no club is dumb enough to hire him after that flop.



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