Euro 2024: Kroos optimistic of Germany’s future following retirement

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Toni Kroos is optimistic about the future of the Germany national team following his retirement after Die Mannschaft’s Euro 2024 exit.

The tournament hosts lost 2-1 to Spain after extra time in Friday’s quarter-final in Stuttgart.

The defeat drew the curtain on Kroos’ 17-year career which saw him amass 845 appearances for both club and country, scoring 90 goals and providing providing 187 assists.

“Every game could be my last game for a few weeks now, but today really is the last game and I’m proud of our team,” Kroos said for the final time.

“We’ve really taken a step forward if you look into the last five or six months, how the team was then and how it is now, fighting against the best.

“This team has a great future, we have great players. I hope they’ll keep growing. I’ll see them on TV.”

Kroos won a total of 34 trophies over the course of his career, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and six UEFA Champions League titles.

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