Real Madrid midfielder and Germany international Toni Kroos will play his part for his country this week in the Nations League which was introduced to replace friendly matches.
It can also be recalled that the Club World Cup has been expanded and there are reports that a new European Super League will be introduced in the nearest future.
However, this doesn’t go down well with Toni Kroos who has spoken against the idea of adding more fixtures to a schedule that’s already packed.
This suggestion from the German could be a pointer that other players also frown on these latest decisions by the governing bodies involved.
“With the invention of all these new things we seem to be just the puppets of FIFA and UEFA,” he said.
“These competitions are created to suck everything out of every single player physically and to suck out as much money as possible.
“When certain things work well it is a good idea to leave them that way.”
Toni Kroos lashed out against the idea whilst speaking on his Eoinfach mal Luppen podcast which he hosts alongside his brother Felix. The Real Madrid midfielder went on to criticize professionals who choreograph their goal celebrations.
He used former Borussia Dortmund and current Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s celebration and that of Barca forward Antoine Griezmann as references.
Aubameyang has previously sported a Spiderman mask while Griezmann simulates dance moves from the video game Fortnite.
Kroos said: “I find it very silly.
“Even worse is if there are any objects hidden in their socks. Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask. That’s where it ends with me.
“I don’t think that’s a good role model, either. What nonsense.”