Kroos re-motivated for World Cup success after Champions League title

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has overcome the long drain of Real Madrid’s magical run to the 2018 Champions League title and promised Thursday he is fully re-motivated to help Germany defend their title at the World Cup.

The 28-year-old Kroos helped Madrid to their 13th Champions League crown with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on May 26 – just 22 days before Germany’s World Cup opener on Sunday against Mexico.

“You build up to a big goal and then when you achieve it you have to build yourself up for another goal,” Kroos told a press conference Thursday at Germany’s camp in Vatuninki.

“It takes a few days. Of course you want to let yourself wind down after the Champions League, but again a World Cup is a great motivation, heading to a World Cup with a great team like we have.

The motivation is abolutley there and I am looking forward to the matches.”