In an interview with Marca (via Bundesliga.com), Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has admitted that Bayern Munich are the best team in the world right now. The German international, who’s known for taking awkward shots at his former team, was actually caught saying something positive for a change.
“There’s no doubt Bayern have been the best team in the world in recent months,” Kroos said. “Real were for a few years, but now it’s Bayern. When you look at how they’ve played recently — they won so many games by at least four goals.”
“Right now, Bayern are better than Real. They won the Champions League and, for me, whoever wins that is the best team in the world because it’s the most difficult competition to win.”
Kroos knows what it’s like to win the Champions League, given that he won it in 2013 under Jupp Heynckes. He also went on to win a few at Madrid, but who’s counting? After all, it’s remarkably easier to win the UCL when a lot of LUCK going your way. But we’re not salty or anything. Since the introduction of VAR, Madrid have been confined to the Ro16, which is arguably where they belong. Bayern, as the current Champions League and treble holders, are a clearly superior side at the moment.
Kudos to Kroos for breaking his reptilian facade for a minute to make a statement of fact. If only some pundits could follow his lead, then we’d finally stop hearing about how Liverpool and Manchester City are clearly the best teams in the world. Wouldn’t that be nice?