Toni Kroos hasn’t made up his mind on whether to extend his Real Madrid contract, but the midfielder is “cool” about his discussions with Los Blancos.
Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde both scored twice for Real Madrid in their thrilling 5-3 victory over Al Hilal on Saturday, helping them win their record-fifth Club World Cup title.
Even though he has played in 17 of Madrid’s 20 LaLiga games this season, Kroos is still under contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until the end of the current campaign.
According to reports from December, Kroos would decide in February whether to sign a one-year contract, but the former Germany international is still considering his options.
“There are different things that you have to think about if you want to continue or not,” Kroos said after Saturday’s win. “I’m thinking about it.
“It won’t take many more months, but there still isn’t a decision.
“We are very calm and there is a relationship between the club and myself that nobody does nonsense. I am very calm.”
Kroos has participated in each of Madrid’s five Club World Cup victories, and he believes the way Los Blancos qualified—by winning a series of thrilling knockout matches on the way to last season’s Champions League triumph—sweetens the accomplishment.
“To get here you have to win the Champions League and that is what we are going to try to do again, although it is difficult,” he said. “The road is very long.
“Also, remembering how we suffered in the Champions League in the knockout games and in the final, getting here is a prize.
“Here the rivals may not have the quality of the Champions League, but it’s the game of their lives and you have to play a serious game.”