Toni Kroos has revealed that he was battling extreme pain in the last few months while playing for Real Madrid or Germany national team. However after Germany’s European Championship got over, Kross has taken a break to recoup. The experienced midfielder finally returned to training not featuring in a single match since Germany exit at the Euros as he was suffering from a groin problem.
However, the German midfielder feels a lot better now as he has returned to training recently. The pain is gone, but having not played for the last few months has put him off rhythm something he will have to figure out on his own. Although, Kroos is pretty sure that he will be featuring for Los Blancos very soon this season.
Speaking to Goal, the 31-year-old midfielder revealed what he went through while playing for Real Madrid and Germany and it reached a point where he needed medication to cope with the pain.
“I’m happy because today I was able to do my third training session with the team without being in pain after six or seven months with pain, so it’s a very good feeling,” he said.
“I have not played in three months, the last game was on June 29, at the European Championship, so I have to gain a little rhythm. But the most important thing is that it doesn’t bother me much.
“From now on we can start talking about the games. We have reached that point where I wanted to be.
“It’s been almost eight weeks now, but all the time during the last five or six months I knew that it would come to the point where I would have to stop because it has been a long time.”
Kroos revealed how he knew that there would be a break around the corner as he was aware of the problem. However, he wanted to feature in the latter stages of the Champions League for Real Madrid and also did not want to miss the Euros with Germany.
“I started feeling discomfort in March or so and knew there was something in my groin. From there I knew that if I continued playing I would get to the point of not being able to anymore, but it was very difficult to stop because I had to play the quarter-finals and the semi-finals of the Champions League, then the European Championship.
“It was very difficult for me to stop because of this. Then I told myself that I was going on vacation, to see if in those three weeks it would improve with rest and all that. Later, when I returned to training in Madrid, I tried and saw that I had not improved a bit and that I had to stop.”