FIFA 16 predictions: Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos – Real Madrid & Germany
FIFA 15 Rating – 85
Predicted FIFA 16 Rating – 86
After making the switch from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid last summer, Toni Kroos has enjoyed a solid first season with the Bernabeu club. Thirty five league appearances have resulted in two goals and seven assists for the midfielder as Real finished runner ups in La Liga and reached the semi finals of the Champions League. Without perhaps the attacking flair of teammates such as Ronaldo and Bale, Kroos is a disciplined anchor in midfield, allowing others to concentrate on the attacking third of the pitch. A team like Real rely on players such as Kroos – disciplined, skilled ball players, to do the unglamorous side of the game, very much in the style of Xabi Alonso previously.
An established member of the German national team, Kroos played in all seven games as Germany won their 4th World Cup last summer. Kroos has also been a regular in Germany’s European Championship qualification as they aim towards Euro 2016.
A fantastic passer of the ball and exponent of the set piece, Kroos is comfortable with the ball at feet offering the Real midfield ball retention as they look to attack and break down their opponents. Kroos will be looking to continue his promising start next season with Real, this time hopefully with the reward of silverware.