Toni Kroos en su despedida al Santiago Bernabéu

KROOS PLAYED FOR THE LAST TIME AT THE BERNABÉU

Emotional tribute from Real Madrid to Toni Kroos who says goodbye to the Santiago Bernabéu

Published:25/05/2024 - 23:34h

Updated:25/05/2024 - 23:34h

Real Madrid has paid tribute to one of its great legends, Toni Kroos, who played his last game as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabéu. The last date will be at Wembley, for the Champions League final

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In Santiago Bernabéu what less has mattered has been, probably, the result against the Real Betis. It has lived a night of which did not expect to live so prompt the fans merengue, with the farewell of Toni Kroos that has announced that will leave the football after the dispute of the Eurocopa, with Germany, and that has lived his last minutes in the stadium that has him arropado in the last ten years.

The Real Madrid has recognised him like the big legend in which it has converted . This year they fulfil ten years since recaló from the Bayern of Munich by 25 million euros, in one of the big 'thefts' of the modern history of the football by all what has contributed to the White House in ten seasons. To fault of the final of the Champions League, sum 22 titles and has established like one of the most important midfield players of the history.

The club recognised him from beginning to end. The visit of the Betis, in the section futbolístico, remained to a side. In the terracings of Santiago Bernabéu only 'mattered' the last goodbye to Kroos and remained showed from very early. At the bottom of the stadium, there was a tifo of "Thank you, legend" to receive to the midfield player Teutonic, that went in to the lawn in a corridor formed by his mates and, also, the players béticos; a demonstration that his impact in the football was much more there of it consguido in the rows merengues.

Moving celebration in Santiago Bernabéu

It carried all the applauses of the Bernabéu in each corner, each balloon in long and each combination. It was a special night in which Carlo Ancelotti gave him the opportunity to share with Luka Modric in the lawn of his 'house', where have turned into one of the couples of midfield players more iconic and imponentes of the football. They carried the reins of 'his' Madrid for the last time, waiting for what happen in Wembley, and with Kroos like captain. Nacho Fernández, substituted after the hour of party, delivered him the strip to Dani Carvajal, but yielded it to him to the footballer of 34 years.

In the minute 87 produced his replacement, shortly after that it could annotate a goal from direct fault, to give entrance to Dani Ceballos. The fans, players, directors and all the assistants in the party put of foot for ovacionar to the 'genius' of the centre of the field for the last time. His mates sacked him between embraces very thrilling, before it greeted to each one of the members of the staff of Ancelotti, the acting, workers of the club and, finally, to his children. It was when it broke in tears.

Kroos, thrilled in Santiago Bernabéu

The celebration extended after the party and gave the turn of honour to say goodbye to all the fans, that did not leave his seats until much more late of the expected. Kroos Showed and gave back the respect and admiration that have given him to him in these ten years and left a message more than clear and thrilling to Real Madrid TV: "it is not easy, but only can say thanks to all the madridismo, to the club, to my mates, to the stadium… Always have felt me in these ten years as home. It could not ask more. They have been 10 unforgettable years", began saying.

The Teutonic added that "you come with a different feeling. You know that it is the last party. Andor I have said that I want to enjoy the most possible and have done it these 85 minutes, as I always have enjoyed to play here. You play each two weeks here, but at the end notice that it is so special. I think that I go it to notice in the next years, when no longer it have it", confessing that "I have been quite strong until I have seen to my boys, this moment has killed me".

It recognised, finally, the human quality of his mates, with those who has formed a family in these ten years and, especially, in the present season: "it Is a special team, is a good group. Always they have given me each one the respect that deserved. It is a group no only of good players, are good people. Always I have felt me very comfortable in this team", before signalling that now they have to concentrate in the Champions League: "Therefore it wanted to do it official before this party, so that from morning can forget this subject. The best way to go me would be to win the title".

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