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Toni Kroos Has Opened up on Plans to Retire at Real Madrid

Arjun Singh Devgan
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Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos has reiterated his plans to retire at the club after spending seven years at the club, revealing that it is his plan and that's what he strives to do.

Kroos has established himself as one of the best midfielders of his generation through his performances for both Germany and Madrid and recently created a record by surpassing Uli Stielike in the standing for the most appearances made by a German player at the Santiago Bernabeu - making a total of 309 outings for Madrid.     

"I try to give my best in every game and every pass I make that doesn't reach my team-mate annoys me. I try to strive for perfection in this sense, although you can never be perfect. I practice it and I've been working on it continuously for many years. As I've always said, my idea is to retire here and that's what I'm going to try to do," he told Real Madrid TV.

The 31-year-old moved to Spain from Bayern Munich in 2014 despite then manager Pep Guardiola wanting him to remain at Germany and has so far made 309 appearances for the LaLiga giants scoring 21 goals and playing an integral role in the club winning two league titles and three Champions League honours.