Real Madrid’s German midfielder Toni Kroos has said there are no over-inflated egos in the dressing room and there is a proper family atmosphere at the club.
With a squad packed full of talent and some of the best players in the world including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas and James Rodriguez, it’s often concluded that managing the club would be a nightmare with all the egos.
But World Cup winner Kroos said the players all work for each other and the most important thing for everyone is the team ethic.
Speaking to German newspaper Bild, the cultured midfielder stated: “Nobody thinks they’re important. There aren’t any cocky players or divas. We’re like a family business that works. In Munich, the distance was maintained. Here, they go crazy whenever they see a Real Madrid player.”
Kroos then switched his attention to this week’s tie with Schalke in the Champions League. And despite seeing off the Bundesliga side at the same stage last season 9-2 over two legs, he said no one is taking anything for granted.
“Nobody wins anything for nothing, not even Real Madrid. For many German sides, they see Madrid as the big threat considering previous meetings but we have to start again from scratch now.”