The Germany international claims the country’s press are too willing to swing from one extreme to another
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has accused the Spanish media of being far too heavy-handed in their appraisals of the team’s performances.
The European champions have endured stuttering form in 2015, with their 2-1 Clasico defeat to Barcelona leaving them four points adrift in the Liga title race.
Madrid also came close to a dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Schalke, leaving many to question the future of coach Carlo Ancelotti, despite the Italian leading his side on a remarkable run of 22 wins on the bounce prior to the winter break.
Kroos believes the press are far too willing to move from one extreme to another when assessing the performances of his side.
“Those who know me a bit better know I’m not like a flag that moves with the wind, as they sometimes do in the Spanish media,” he told Sport1.
“When you win a game, everything is good, and when you lose, everything is negative.”
Kroos, who sat out Germany’s 2-2 draw with Australia earlier this week but is expected to feature in Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Georgia, admits he has felt a little jaded this year – especially given his Club World Cup commitments in December.
“I’ve played many games this year and haven’t had a winter break,” he added. “It’s normal that you feel a little tired sometimes but, at the moment, I feel very well and very happy at Real Madrid.”