Germany Midfielder Toni Kroos Prefers Attacking Role

Germany and Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has said he prefers to play closer to the strikers than in central midfield.
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has spoken about his role in the national team, stating that he prefers to play in a more advanced role in the middle of the park. Kroos played in central midfield alongside Sami Khedira in Germany's win over Turkey out of necessity.

"If Bastian Schweinsteiger is fit again, the two controlling midfielders will be Schweinsteiger and Khedira. In general, I see myself as an attacking midfield player," he told Kicker.

The young playmaker, who spent 18 months on loan at Bayer Leverkusen, also spoke of his return to Bayern, which he feels was the right decision.

"My move was the right decision, although I have still not yet found a set position. However, I am flexible and I play almost every game."

Should Kroos take the field tonight in Germany's qualifier against Kazakhstan, he will trigger an international appearances clause in his contract. As he will have played five times for the national team, his former club Hansa Rostock will be due €500,000 from Bayern, due to a clause in his transfer in 2006.

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