Toni Kroos for former Real coach: His dismissal hurt me, he is a first-class person
In light of recent surprises and the loss to third division Alcoyano late last night, which sparked a new batch of rumors about the future of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, a surprising comment was made by one of the most experienced players in the current team, Toni Kroos.
Surprisingly, the German shared that he still has an excellent attitude towards Hulen Lopetegui, who he considers an excellent specialist and person, and his dismissal has hurt him a lot. Lopetegui took over the royal club after being removed days before the start of the World Cup in Russia, but lasted only a few months at the helm of Madrid and was replaced by Santiago Solari at the very end of October.
Lopetegui`s dismissal hurt me a lot because he was a first-class coach and a man. He had a difficult time at Real, but that was to be expected, as he came after winning three Champions Leagues and a summer in which Cristiano Ronaldo left us. It was clear that this would not be an easy year, but I was confident in him and still am, and his dismissal left me with a bitter taste. This story came to me more. I was very happy when he won the Europa League with Sevilla, because he deserved it, surprisingly commented his former coach, the world champion with Germany and winner of four Champions League trophies.
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