Kroos one of the best German players in recent history, says Menotti

The ex-Argentina coach has voiced his admiration for the Real Madrid man and Toni Kroos, yet is not impressed by Thomas Muller


Former Argentina boss Cesar Menotti believes Toni Kroos is one of the best German players in recent years and has questioned Bayern Munich’s decision to sell the playmaker to Real Madrid.

The Germany international was sold for a fee believed to be in the region of €25 million after Bayern failed to reach an agreement with Kroos over a new contract.

Menotti, however, feels that the Bundesliga champions should have done everything within their powers to hold on to the 24-year-old.

“For me, Toni Kroos is one of the best German players in years,” Menotti was quoted as saying by Kicker. “The way he touches the ball and makes everything look easy plus his workrate make him very impressive.

“If I were in charge of Bayern, I would never have let him join Real Madrid.”

Menotti then went on to voice his admiration for Mario Gotze, yet he’s less impressed by fellow Germany star Thomas Muller.

“Gotze is simply unstoppable at times. He is technically brilliant and very intelligent. I don’t understand why he didn’t start in the World Cup final.

“Muller? Of course, he is very dangerous and an unorthodox player, but he’s not the most technically gifted player. He goes by his instincts.”