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Kroos Slams Lionel Messi; Says He 'Does Not Belong in the Top Three' of 'The Best' Awards

Mudeet Arora
Lionel Messi and Toni Kroos fight for the ball
Lionel Messi and Toni Kroos fight for the ball / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and his brother Felix recently appeared in an interview together and Felix does not think Lionel Messi had a great year and believes that the Argentine maestro does not belong in the top 3 of 'The Best' awards.

Speaking on his podcast that he shares with his brother, Felix Kroos supported Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski while taking exception with Messi's inclusion.

"Lewandowski deserves it, absolutely," the 29-year-old, who plays for German second division outfit Eintracht Braunschweig, told his older brother's Einfach mal Luppen podcast. He added, "But, for me, Messi doesn't belong in the top three, because I don't think he did well this year."

Toni also spoke about Jurgen Klopp winning the Best Coach award ahead of Hansi Flick and said, "Of course they are both great coaches, based on their successes, Klopp has also had an amazing year."

The Real Madrid midfielder added, "You can see it in both of their seasons. In the end, it's not that important either."

Speaking specifically about Hansi Flick, Toni Kroos said as he concluded, "Hansi Flick is one of the characters of 2020. He not only made his team a triple winner, but he has swept every team and they have rarely scored less than four goals."