Former Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has said he still feels good enough to spend another season at Real Madrid, and is not past his prime yet, reported dpa.
Kroos, 33, told broadcasters RTL he was aware that there "a few negative examples of not being able to let go" but that "I don't want this to happen to me" and aims to to quit "at a really good level."
The 2014 World Cup winner Kroos recently renewed his contract at Real for another season which will be his 10th there.
He said he had the feeling that "this season was as good as the previous" ones and added: "Why shouldn't it be as good next season. And on top of that I am still enjoying it."
Kroos has won four Champions Leagues, five Club World Cups, three La Liga titles and one Spanish Cup with Real, after arriving in 2014 from Bayern Munich where he also won the Champions League and Club World Cup, plus three titles each in the Bundesliga and German Cup.
Kroos said his wife had not interfered with his decision-making: "She told me 'do whatever you want to,' and I went with that."
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