It has been more than three years since he took the decision to move abroad, leave Bayern Munich and become a Real Madrid player, right after Germany’s triumph in the 2014 World Cup finals. Looking back, Toni Kroos has no doubt his decision was the right one.
My change of team was correct, in fact, from my point of view there is no doubt about it
the Germany international told the official website of the German Football Association, in an interview that covered a long series of topics.
Clearly, if you go abroad to a top club, it means one more step in your development. Carlo Ancelotti wanted me in Madrid, and had bet on me
Kroos said, mentioning one of the coaches who left their mark on his progress and evolution as a player. Ancelotti wasn’t the only one;
I look at my career in phases: Jupp [Heynckes] was the most important coach in the early stages of my career, both at Leverkusen [he spent time there on loan] and then in Munich as well. Pep Guardiola saw me as a central player in his system, which my style of play fit into perfectly. I wouldn’t undervalue my year under Guardiola because I think I made a big step forward in that year
the Real Madrid midfielder said, feeling lucky to have worked with top coaches, and to have enjoyed their trust and support.