Real Madrid star, Toni Kroos was excited after penning down new contract that will see him remain at the club till 2023.
And after that promised more titles with Real Madrid stating he couldn’t imagine departing the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu after a trophyless year.
“This is a very happy day and this is very special,”
“I’ve had a lot of success with Real Madrid and I’m sure we’ll have more in the coming years.
“My plan is to finish up at Real Madrid.
“This should be my last big extension.
“I never thought about going because I only thought about changing this situation.
“I want to leave only when we’re on top, when we’re winning.”
The return of Zinedine Zidane had led to speculation about Kroos’ future at the club, as it has with almost all players, but he explained that he is happy with the Frenchman.
“I won’t tell you what he told me,” he said of his discussion with the coach.
“I spoke with him and I know what his plan is.
“I’ll have an important role, but I won’t say more.
“Zidane knows me and knows where I can play, while in my view the left is my ideal position.
“If there were doubts about my future then I wouldn’t be here today.
“[The signing of Paul Pogba] wouldn’t change anything.
“I’ll fight for my place.”
Kroos reflected on the 2018/19 campaign, which was a nightmare one for Los Blancos.
“I was a disappointing season, especially when you’re used to winning.” he said.
“I have no issue with admitting I didn’t play well.
“Nobody reached their top level, like we had in previous years.
“When this happens with so many players then it’s hard to win.
“We’re all human and this is quite normal after winning three Champions League titles in a row.
“What’s not normal is to win three in a row, that seemed impossible even though we did it.
“We have been motivated, but I understand why people might think we haven’t.
“We’re very motivated for next season.
“I won’t say that we’ll win everything because I don’t know, but we will try.
“We need the fans for this, we need the Bernabeu,Kroos said at a press conference held to discuss his extension.