Toni Kroos published #kroos90, a very special interview in which he answered questions from over 90 international celebrities such as Robbie Williams, Roger Federer and Dirk Nowitzki. It has been published on paper and in digital form and the income generated will go largely to charity.
Tennis legend Roger Federer wanted to know which midfielder would complete him on the field, to which Kroos responded: “I think the Real Madrid constellation has recently come close to what I would consider the ‘perfect combination’.” Because we have everything on our side: with Casemiro, the one who had the clear task of sweeping the middle. And with Luka Modric and with me two of them do not escape from defensive tasks.”
He continued, “In this way, we were very cohesive defensively. On the other hand, we were also synonymous with football, control and special moments in attack. The coordination between defense and attack was very excellent. Also because over the years, each of us has known which spaces he plays in, where and when he defends.”
He concluded: “We didn’t have to talk to each other much during the match and we came out on the pitch with that confidence. I think the interaction with Modric and Casemiro is relatively close to perfect.”
German player Elias Nerlich wanted to know who was the best goalkeeper, best defender, best midfielder and best striker in his career regardless of whether they were teammates or opponents. From the current Real Madrid squad, the German midfielder has picked only one player.
Ignoring his current teammates such as Thibaut Courtois and Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos said: “Throughout my career (more than 700 games) I have already seen that there must be an extraordinary player, both in my team and in the opponents. That’s why it’s so hard to pick just a few.”
He added: “If I had to choose, I would prefer these four: in goal, Manuel Neuer, both as a teammate and as a competitor. Best Defense: Sergio Ramos. Midfield: Luka Modric. And in the attack, it is clear: Cristiano Ronaldo.”