German midfielder Toni Kroos has fired shots at Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui noting he is not interested in playing as a deep-lying midfielder adding that he is not Casemiro.
Since Lopetegui’s arrival at Real Madrid, Kroos hasn’t been given the license to roam the middle of the pack. Under Zinedine Zidane, Kroos was handed the freedom to move further forward with the more defensive duties falling to Casemiro. Real Madrid are currently under a poor run of form that has seen them go four games without a win and a goal.
In a press conference ahead of the Germany-Netherlands clash, Kroos revealed that he isn’t happy with playing in the deep role, “It’s a challenge to reverse this situation. We’ve shown we can do it. We’ve always had phases like these. It doesn’t worry me. I like playing deeper, but I’m not Casemiro.”