Toni Kroos lambasts ‘silly’ Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Kroos and Aubameyang

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says he’s not a fan of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Antoine Griezmann over their ‘silly’ pre-planned celebrations.

Aubameyang celebrated with a Black Panther mask during Arsenal’s Europa League win over Rennes last year, while he has also worn a spiderman mask after scoring for his former club Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona forward, Griezmann also has celebrated with a Fortnite dance on several occasions after scoring for France national team and Atletico Madrid.

And Kroos believes the elaborate celebrations are not good examples for younger players. He said: ‘If there are rehearsed dances or choreographies, I find it silly.

‘Celebrating with masks, that’s where it ends for me. ‘I don’t think that’s a good role model either. What nonsense.’

The German midfielder also criticised the introduction of the UEFA Nations League which has added even more games to the already congested fixture schedule this campaign.

‘With the invention of all these new things we seem to be just the puppets of FIFA and UEFA,’ said Kroos.

‘These competitions are created to suck everything out of every single player physically and to suck out as much money as possible. ‘When certain things work well it is a good idea to leave them that way.’

Kroos has won a glut of silverware for club and country, including the World Cup, in a very successful career and has been hailed by many for his consistent, under-the-radar performances.


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