Toni Kroos responds to a criticizing journalist. After being held accountable for Germany’s World Cup exit despite having left the national team about a year and a half prior,replied on Twitter. Journalist Cristina Cubero named Vinicius Junior of Brazil, who scored one goal and provided two assists, and “anyone from the German team, a Toni Kroos for example,” as the worst players of the World Cup, despite the fact that Kroos, 32, will retire from international football in July 2021.
The Real Madrid player was eager to respond on Twitter, even though it is possible that Cubero’s remarks were the result of a momentary lack of attention and that she is aware of Kroos’ protracted absence from the national squad. In the middle of a string of comments making fun of the journalist, the midfielder sarcastically wrote: “I knew somebody was going to blame me.”
Although Kroos may not have played in Qatar, Cubero is correct to once again highlight Germany’s shortcomings on the biggest stage. Hansi Flick’s team dropped three spots to 14th in FIFA’s most recent world rankings, slipping behind teams like Morocco and the USMNT. This was Die Mannschaft’s second consecutive World Cup group stage exit. When Real Madrid resumes its LaLiga defence on December 30 at Real Valladolid, the German midfielder will be focused on club problems rather than the shortcomings of his country’s team.
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