Toni Kroos’ aborted interview after the CL final continues to be a topic of conversation. This time with ex-Bundesliga coach Alexander Zorniger.
Former Bundesliga coach Alexander Zorniger expressed understanding for the much-discussed interview by Toni Kroos after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. “The way Toni Kroos reacted in the interview was totally understandable for me because I’ve been abroad for six years,” said the former coach of VfB Stuttgart at Sport1.
After the CL triumph with Real, Kroos canceled an interview with ZDF because the reporter had asked too many negative questions for his well-being. The former international criticized that it was typically German.
Alexander Zorniger works in Cyprus
“It’s just good when you look at Germany from the outside,” said Zorniger, for whom the interview is indicative of reporting in Germany. He drew a comparison to American sport: “Dirk Nowitzki said umpteen years ago that failure is part of sport in the USA. In Germany you are and will always be a failure.”
It is also understandable that former Bundesliga coaches such as Lucien Favre, who recently turned down Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Roger Schmidt are not returning to the Bundesliga. “We have the Kroos issue, then Lucien Favre can no longer imagine working here. Roger Schmidt stays abroad (Benfica Lisbon; editor’s note), for me one of the three best coaches we have.” , Anger explained.
Through his involvement abroad, he himself has become much more relaxed. “Unless you’re provoked too much,” added Zorniger, who currently works in Cyprus.