German midfielder Toni Kroos announced the end of his international career to fully concentrate on his goals with Real Madrid.
The player said on his Instagram account that it was a previously considered decision, making the defeat against England 2-0 in the second round of the Eurocup was his last international match.
“I have played 106 times for Germany. There will not be one more time. I would have wanted, and would have given everything, because it was 109 games and to have closed my career with the European Championship title,” said Kroos.
Kroos made his debut for the German national team in March 2010 and started for the team that was crowned world champion in 2014.
“The decision to leave the national team after the tournament had been made some time ago. It was clear to me that I was not going to be available for Qatar 2022 first of all because I want to focus on the goals with Real Madrid,” he said.
“For this I need the breaks that as an international I have not had for 11 years,” he added.
Kroos ended his message by saying that it had been an honor to wear the national team jersey and thanking the fans, teammates and now former coach Joachim Löw.
“First of all I want to thank Joggi Löw. He made me international and world champion, he trusted me. We have written a long history of success,” he said.