Toni Kroos remains tight-lipped about his sporting future at Real Madrid and a possible return to the German soccer team. Although he is currently highly praised by coaches, his teammates and the media, the midfielder himself reveals little. “I don't know yet, to be honest, I'm still thinking about it, I haven't made a decision yet. The truth is that I am happy, I am happy. And if a lot of people want me to continue playing, then it is a positive sign,” said Kroos before the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 this Tuesday (9:00 p.m./Prime Video) at RB Leipzig.

Kroos leaves the DFB's comeback open

When asked explicitly about a comeback after 106 caps for the national team, the 34-year-old said: “As far as the national team is concerned, it's the same, I'm thinking about it, there's a possibility.”

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti did not want to give specific instructions or advice to his exceptional talent. “I don't know, Toni Kroos has the right to decide for himself what he wants. Of course this is important with the euro in your own country, it could work well too. But he has the right to make this decision.” This is how the experienced coach has handled things so far with the Royals.

Former Bayern coach Ancelotti also explained why Kroos is now in such good shape, highlighting the strength of the Madrid team. “He is always the best. He already had the precision of the fit ten years ago. FC Bayern had. What sets him apart now is that he plays on a team that plays with enormous energy, so his strengths stand out even more. “He just feels good with young players,” Ancelotti said.