Toni Kroos’ teammate publishes an explicit two-word reaction to the Real Madrid star’s retirement

Real Madrid star Lucas Vázquez reacted quite differently to the news of Toni Kroos’ retirement this summer.

The German will retire from football after Euro 2024 in his home country, having enjoyed a brilliant 17-year career.

Kroos has won the Champions League five times and is one game away from winning another champion’s medalCredit: Getty

In that time, the 34-year-old has represented just three clubs, but has left an indelible mark during his time in the Bundesliga and, more recently, LaLiga.

Successful spells with Bayern Munich and a loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen were followed by a trophy-laden decade at Real Madrid.

Kroos is famous for his calm but silky approach and was part of Madrid’s lethal trio along with Luka Modric and Casemiro that won three consecutive Champions League titles.

His performances this season suggest he is still at the peak of his powers, having played a key role in Real Madrid’s title triumph and their run to another Champions League final.

News of his impending retirement has seen a host of current and former teammates pay tribute to him across various social media channels.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have led the tributes to Kroos while Gareth Bale, Aurelien Tchouameni and Vinicius Jr also intervened with their own words of gratitude.

However, his current teammate Vázquez opted for an alternative way to show his admiration.

Kroos’ announcement on Tuesday became a trending topic on X, prompting the German to post: “Am I trending?”

Kroos will hang up his boots this summer after Euro 2024 with GermanyCredit: Getty
The Spaniard has been Kroos’ teammate for nine years
Lucas Vázquez opted for an alternative message of gratitude to Kroos

But in a strange turn of events, Vazquez responded with the words ‘Fuck you’ followed by four middle finger emojis.

While it wasn’t exactly the conventional tribute, it’s likely that the Spaniard was doing it all in good faith.

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It’s business as usual for Kroos, who can end his career in style with a sixth Champions League medal if Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on June 1.

Kroos has already won the World Cup with Germany, but a triumphant Euro 2024 campaign on home soil this summer could be the pinnacle of all his career achievements.