UEFA and FIFA treat professional players like “Puppets”: Toni Kroos

Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has slammed UEFA and FIFA for treating professional players ‘like puppets’ over their management and schedule of the football calendar.

Toni Kroos will be representing Germany in the Nations League, a competition formed a few years back with the sight of replacing International friendly matches.

The Club World Cup has also recently been extended and there is talk of a new European Super League being formed in the coming years.

However, German midfielder Kroos is completely against the idea of adding more fixtures. Despite this season’s schedule has already been unbalanced by the coronavirus effect.

With the invention of all these new things we seem to be just the puppets of FIFA and UEFA,” he said.

“These competitions are created to suck everything out of every single player physically and to suck out as much money as possible.

“When certain things work well it is a good idea to leave them that way.”

Speaking on his Einfach mal Luppen podcast, Toni Kroos also took dig at fellow professionals football players who make more effort on their goal celebrations than their game.

Kroos on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has previously pulled off a Spiderman mask while his time in Dortmund. Pogba and Antoine Griezmann, who celebrates dance moves from the video game Fortnite,

Kroos said: “I find it very silly.

“Even worse is if there are any objects hidden in their socks. Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask. That’s where it ends with me.

“I don’t think that’s a good role model, either. What nonsense.”