According to him, even if he understands players like Ronaldo and Benzema going there at the end of their careers for one last big payday, he is not a fan of young talents going as well.
Kroos added that Viega has just set an incredibly bad example for a lot of young youth players that the motivation in football should be money.
His words, “Everyone goes there for the money. You can find that good or not.
What I just roughly differentiate is, for example, a change from Cristiano (Ronaldo) or (Karim)Benzema, who are heading there towards the end of their career. They’ve won everything, have legendary status, achieved everything and then let their careers coast to a halt and take this unbelievable money with them.
What I have a problem with are the 26, 27, 28-year-olds, who have absolutely top quality, play in top clubs in Europe and have the chance to achieve that in the next three or four years what others who are going there have already achieved. I’m not a fan of that. It’s an incredibly bad example for a lot of young youth players that the motivation is money. I think it’s a pity for everyone who puts sporting thoughts to the back of their minds in the absolute top football age. That’s just not a good role model for me and a danger for the football of the future.”
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