HERZOGENAURACH, GERMANY: Toni Kroos wants to silence critics who doubt Germany’s ability when it comes down to the inaugural Euro 2020 match against France, early on Wednesday morning.
Apart from France, Germany is also scheduled to face defending champions Portugal and Hungary in Group F in Munich which is labeled as a ‘deadly group’.
Kroos bounced back after testing positive for COVID-19 last month and played as Germany thrashed Latvia 7-1 in the team’s last warm-up match on Monday.
However, the team struggled to bounce back after being knocked out at the group stage in the 2018 World Cup campaign and Kroos is aware they need to prove something this time around.
“We don’t have to hide anything when against France. Both teams are strong.
“Before 2018 (World Cup), we were seen to be stronger than before, but now the situation is different,” Kroos said.
Germany went down on a mission to win the Euro title for the fourth time as a parting sign with Joachim Loew who will leave the team after 15 years as coach.
The morale of German supporters has been declining this season after their beloved team embarrassed Spain and Northern Macedonia.