Real Madrid Star Toni Kroos Reveals Fond Memories of Time at Bayern Munich After Helping Defeat Them

Saul Nozari

​Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has opened up on his time at Bayern Munich, saying he has "good memories" of the German club.

Kroos left Bayern for Madrid in the summer of 2014, and has gone on to establish himself as a key player at the Spanish outfit.


Kroos returned to the Allianz Arena with his Real Madrid side on Wednesday night and helped them take a 2-1 lead in their Champions League quarter-final tie.

That result puts Madrid on the brink of progression to the semi-finals, where they would be within three games of retaining the title they won last season.

​​Prior to last night's victory, Kroos spoke to the official UEFA Champions League website, and reflected on his time at Bayern and how he developed, saying: 

" I had to leave home for the first time – it was my first time alone. And it's not just about making it as a professional, but also off the pitch. I had to organise myself as well and that's a tough task for a 16-year-old.

"But I think I did really well in both respects, sporting and personal. I broke through to the first team relatively quickly in Munich.

" I won plenty of titles, I played with fantastic players and I worked with top coaches, so I have really good memories from my time at Bayern."

Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga.
Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga.

Kroos has also revealed that his relationship with Munich hasn't ended since he left the club, adding: " I try to stay up to date with how the team is getting on, although that can be difficult sometimes, as we have a lot of games here and I dedicate a lot of time to my private life, too.

"There are still a lot of players there who I played with a lot and others that I still play with for the national team, so I'm still in touch with them. Some of them I know off the pitch, players I've known for a long time. After all, Bayern was a special period in my career."

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