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The 23-year-old former Bayer Leverkusen star was in impressive form for Die Mannschaft in their 2-1 extra-time victory over Algeria in the last 16.
‘I feel much better as a starter and everyone wants to be on the pitch at the kickoff’, The Glasgow Evening Times quotes him as saying. ‘I'd be delighted to have the chance to start tonight.
‘I'm really fired up. I feel good, I feel in form and I'm really glad I finally got the chance to play more in the last match’.
However, it has been reported that the former Standard Liege star is holding out for a move to Chelsea.
The Germany international has long been reported to be on his way out of the Allianz Arena, with Manchester United and Real Madrid said to be keen on signing the 24-year-old.
The Metro has now cited reports in Spain claiming that Chelsea have made a late move in order to convince Kroos to switch to Stamford Bridge just when it appeared that he is set to join Madrid.