"Hoped other ways would be enough" – Toni Kroos comments on possible vaccination requirements

Toni Kroos speaks out in favor of compulsory vaccination in Germany.

Toni Kroos speaks out in favor of compulsory vaccination in Germany.Bild: imago images / Pressinphoto/Shutterstock

Due to the rapidly increasing number of corona infections and the threatening situation in intensive care units, a general vaccination requirement is increasingly becoming the focus of discussion in Germany.

This debate does not stop at football either. Most recently, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnarby, Jamal Musiala, Michaël Cuisance and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, probably unvaccinated Bayern players, caused a controversy. Like the sports newspaper “Kicker“reported on Tuesday evening, Gnabry and Musiala are said to have been vaccinated by now, according to “image“Newspaper, Kimmich and Cuisance are also considering a vaccination. However, this has so far not been confirmed by the association.

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Toni Kroos “actually someone who is not a fan of mandatory vaccinations”

Toni Kroos’ opinion on compulsory vaccination has changed due to the worsening situation, as he explains in his podcast “Einfach mal Luppen”, which he publishes weekly with his brother Felix Kroos. Actually he was “someone who is not a fan of a duty”. He cites as examples the trust in solidarity with one another and charity. But “obviously that’s not enough”, emphasizes Kroos.

“I hoped that other ways would be enough.”

Toni Kroos in the podcast “Einfach mal Luppen” about mandatory vaccinations.

Kroos, who has been under contract with the Spanish club Real Madrid since 2014, experienced something last week that he “hadn’t seen in Spain in seven and a half years,” he says. During his son Leon’s soccer training session, Kroos talked to another father on the sidelines about the corona situation in Germany. Germany has always been a role model for Spain so farwhether in terms of “financial status or quality of work in Germany,” he explains. For the first time this was different because of the poor vaccination rate in Germany.

“In the meantime I would have nothing against compulsory vaccination”

Due to the insufficient willingness to vaccinate in Germany, Kroos’ opinion on mandatory vaccination has now changed: “It is now the case that I would have nothing against compulsory vaccination”, he says. In his opinion, this is “in the interests of everyone”. He believes this is “the most effective way to get out of it”.

His brother Felix agrees with him. In his opinion, there is “no reason not to be vaccinated,” explains Felix and emphasizes: “Get vaccinated if you haven’t done it yet.”


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