Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos expressed his enthusiasm to return to the royal team’s matches after returning to training, revealing that he spent several months playing with the pain.
The midfielder has not played a competitive match since the end of Germany’s Euro 2020 campaign last June, as he was recovering from a thigh problem.
The 31-year-old says his recovery is going well, having felt comfortable in recent training sessions, and he hopes to return to the Madrid squad soon.
Speaking to Global Goal, Kroos said he had been suffering for months when he was playing for Real Madrid and Germany and needed medication to deal with the pain.
“I’m happy that today I was able to do my third training session with the team without being in pain after six or seven months of pain, so it feels very good,” he said.
He added, “I haven’t played for three months, the last match was on June 29, in the European Championship, so I have to gain a little rhythm.. But the most important thing is that it doesn’t bother me too much, from now on we can start talking about the matches, we have arrived.” To that point where I wanted to be.”
“It’s been about eight weeks now, but all the time in the last five or six months I knew it was going to get to the point where I’d have to stop because it’s been a long time.”
He continued: “I started feeling uncomfortable in March or so and knew there was something in my thigh, and from there I knew that if I kept playing I would get to the point of not being able to, but it was very difficult to stop because I was to play the quarter-finals. The semi-finals of the Champions League, then the European Championship.
Kroos said: “It was very difficult to stop because of this, and then I told myself I was going on vacation, to see if he would improve in those three weeks with rest and all that later. to stop.”
And he added: “What we did was a lot of work to find out exactly what was there, it wasn’t an option to have an operation or something like that, I didn’t think about this because I always prefer, if there is no other option, the way, to do it with conservative treatment, which Always help me.”
“It lasted a little bit longer, it’s true, but I played six months with pain, or not with pain but with a lot of pills and in between games with a lot of pain, I knew it was going to last a little longer now.”
Real Madrid’s next match will be against Sherif Moldova in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Kroos says he is ready to return to the team for the match at the “Santiago Bernabeu”, but the decision is up to coach Carlo Ancelotti.
And he concluded: “I feel ready and I think I will be in the team from there. We will see what is best and how we can do it. Tomorrow I will speak with Ancelotti, and if he considers it too risky and prefers to wait, I will listen to him and we will analyze it.”