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Toni Kroos rips into Real Madrid's 'ugly' kit on his podcast, he hasn't held back

Toni Kroos rips into Real Madrid's 'ugly' kit on his podcast, he hasn't held back

The Real Madrid and Germany midfielder is not a fan of collars, to say the least.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has given his brutally honest opinion on the club's "ugly" and "uncomfortable"shirt design this season.

The former Germany international, 31, is known to provide some rather bold takes on his podcast, Einfach mal Luppen.

Earlier this week, after Karim Benzema was pipped by Lionel Messi at Monday night's FIFA Best awards, the 33-year-old and his brother, Felix, called the ceremony a "joke".

"There was no doubt about the winner," Felix said. "It was clear that Benzema would win it after everything he had done,"

Toni agreed, saying: "That’s why you couldn’t see Real Madrid anywhere at the gala. I also boycotted it. I didn’t get any awards."

In the most recent episode of the popular podcast, Toni Kroos also made his feelings known when the tender subject of Los Blancos' shirt popped up in conversation.

"We have a collar [on the shirt] again this season," he said. "A polo is not a football shirt. To all the designers: this is really s**t. Kits with a collar are not good, they are uncomfortable and ugly."

The 2022/23 Real Madrid home kit celebrates the 120-year anniversary of the Spanish club, and the classic design featuring a buttoned collar went down well with many upon its release.

That being said, former Bayern Munich midfielder Kroos is clearly not a fan. What do you think?

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Here's how social media reacted to the comments.

One said: "But Henry, Cantona and all other players performed well back then with that collar kits. What's your excuse then bro?" while another wrote: "I’m with him on this one, oversized and ugly. Bring on next season's kit now."

A third commented: "I don't think he realises that they're actually designed to be worn by fans wearing jeans. So yes, he doesn't like the polo design but they're designed for fans to buy and not for him to like. They're being paid to wear it. Fans pay to wear it. That's the difference."

A fourth added: "Tell that to Cantona."

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Kroos, who has won four Champions League titles in nine years at the Bernabeu, recently backed the idea of a European Super League on his podcast .

"I think we will see the Super League. And I believe so for several reasons," he said. "The idea of the Super League has changed and deserves to be heard.

"If you look carefully from both angles, you will see that UEFA is by no means a great Samaritan for football fans and that the Super League has no plans, at least in the second attempt, to exclude any team, because there will be no permanent founding members.

"It is a sports competition, an open tournament, but managed by the clubs and not by UEFA, because these clubs believe that they do not need UEFA for that. I think this deserves at least one chance."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Toni Kroos, Real Madrid, La Liga