Toni Kroos has admitted that he doesn’t see himself playing football for years and years to come.
The Real Madrid midfielder turned 30 in January and has won virtually everything there is to win in the game, including four Champions League titles and a World Cup.
“I’m 30 years old and it’s a good age to think – what more do I want?” he told Sportschau Club.
“[My career] won’t last much longer.
“I’m sure that I won’t play until I’m 38.”
The German midfielder is starting to plan ahead, with his contract at Real Madrid due to expire in 2023.
“I’ve been here for more than five years and we’re very happy here,” he said.
“Our children go to school here and they’re also very happy.
“In the end, they will make the decision.”
Despite entertaining the thought of retirement, Kroos revealed that he’s still motivated to win trophies with Los Blancos.
“The feeling of winning a trophy is addictive. It’s why I’m still playing,” he said.
“The best example was the Champions League.
“It wasn’t normal to win it three times in a row.
“It was at this moment when we realised the hunger that we had inside our team.
“This hunger is coming back this season, without knowing where it will take us.”