Ex-German international Lothar Matthaus put forward his best XI for Germany for the Euros and left out Toni Kroos.
This caused a commotion among supporters and the Real Madrid player himself responded to him in his podcast ‘Einfach mal Luppen’. He let it slip that there’s a reason why he starts so often for his manager.
Two weeks ago, legend of the German national team Lother Matthaus made his best starting XI for his country for Euro 2020. The following players feature: Neuer; Klostermann, Rudiger, Hummels, Halstenberg; Goretzka, Kimmich; Muller, Gnabry, Sane; and Werner. The most notable absence – Toni Kroos.
It was from this point that the Real Madrid player replied to him on his podcast ‘Einfrach mal Luppen’. He let it slip that, if his manager Joachim Low tends to start him most games, it’s normally for a reason. He also boasted about his eleven-year career and said that it’s better to not read the best XIs of all the experts as it would be exhausting.
“With what I’ve heard from Lothar, maybe it should be taken as a sign. We have quite a few experts in Germany, even more so in the Euros. If I have to read the best XI of every one, it will be really exhausting. Ultimately, I’ve spent eleven years playing”, the Madrid man confirmed.
“I’ve spent eleven years in the team and, by the way, I’m not the one who makes the starting line-ups. I think there’s a reason. Basically, we should be happy that we have such good midfielders at the moment. It wasn’t always like this. Everyone can make their Euros team as they want. I know what I can still give to this team”, he settled.