Toni Kroos Performance in the Season 2016/17

Toni Kroos Performance in the Season 2016/17


Toni Kroos is one of the best signings in the last years. He arrived in 2014 for only €25M and since his arrival he’s been an essential part of the team. This year was no exception and the German midfielder contributed a lot to the four titles conquered during the year. He’s a key part of Zinedine Zidane’s team and, hopefully, he’ll continue showing his skills in the upcoming season.

In this season, Toni Kroos played less games than in the precedent years. Following his policy about rotations, Zidane didn’t include the midfielder in many games in La Liga, giving him some rest to the last games of the season. It was a correct decision because he played great in the key games, for example against Bayern Munich or in the Champions League final.

Toni Kroos played only 29 games this season in La Liga, scoring three goals, two against Celta Vigo and the last one against Sevilla. Two of these goals arrived in the key games at the end of the season. The lower amount of games contrast with his first season in the Spanish capital, when he played 36 games in La Liga with Ancelotti on the bench. Besides, he was able to score a very important goal against Napoli in the Last 16 Round at the Champions League.

Luckily for him, he doesn’t suffer many injuries during the season. Last year he was out one month, in November, when he broke a toe. He missed some important games like the derby at Vicente Calderón, but Isco or Kovacic could play perfectly in the midfield.

Kroos and Modric are one of the best couple in the world for the midfield. Both are able to cover the widest part of the pitch, with a lot of physical effort and a great pace. Kroos can highlight both in defense and in the offensive part of the pitch, so he is a very complete player to have in the squad.

Toni Kroos is only 27 years old and we expect him to be a key part of the team in the following seasons. The German midfielder is very happy in the Spanish capital and hopefully he can live another successful season, keeping an eye to the World Cup. At least, he could rest this summer because Joachim Low didn’t include him in the list for playing the Confederations Cup in Russia.