In an interview with Eurosport, Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that he can’t imagine playing in the Premier League during the backend of his professional career.
The Germany international has been with Los Blancos since the summer of 2014 when he made the switch from Bayern Munich following the World Cup success.
The 30-year-old has since been a consistent performer for the club and he has contributed 16 goals and 68 assists from 266 appearances across all competitions.
In a recent interview with Eurosport, Kroos revealed that he has no ambition to leave Los Blancos in the near future and is determined to honour his contract which does not expire until June 2023.
There has been the talk of him making the move to the Premier League in recent years and when asked about the prospect, he happened to dismiss his chances of playing in England as he may not be able to cope with the physical demands during the final phase of his career.
“I can’t imagine that it’s an option for me to go somewhere else again. If something comes together and you say: ‘Okay, another year here, because you’re still good enough and you still want to’, I wouldn’t rule it out. But then another change, to England for example, where they play very physically, I can’t imagine that at 33,” He told.
Kroos has previously suggested that he could step down from the game after the 2022/23 season and won’t look at the option of playing in Qatar, China or the United States to prolong his career.
At present, he has no underlying concerns at the Bernabeu where he remains a regular starter. He has bagged five goals and nine assists from 33 appearances for Los Blancos this term.
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