Spain will face Germany in a stunning match Euro 2024 quarter-finalswith Friday’s match in Stuttgart potentially the last match for former Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos as a professional.

When will Toni Kroos retire?

In May, Kroos announced that he would be ending his sports career after the European Championships in their home country. As the tournament has already reached the knockout stage, every match could be his farewell.

It’s safe to say that Spain have been the most impressive team at Euro 2024 so far, so Germany will almost certainly have to play according to their game if they want to extend their hopes of winning the trophy and extend Kroos’s career by a few days.

Joselu’s brutal comment on Kroos’ retirement

However, there is one man who will try to stop them, Joselwho also left Real Madrid after his loan deal with Espanyol expired. The striker will play in the Qatar Stars League for Al Gharafa next season, but not before looks like he’s going to abruptly put an end to his former teammate’s career in Madrid.

“Germany is a great team and favourite to win the title. We hope Toni will retire on Friday. I love Tony, but I think Friday will be his last match.“– Joselu said rather coldly at the pre-match press conference.

However, he quickly softened his stance and full of appreciation for his 34-year-old colleaguewith whom he won LaLiga and the Champions League in the 2023/24 season.

“He was a good friend and in Madrid we talked a lot and he gave me a lot of advice. He is a key player for Germany, just as he was in Madrid. We know what quality it has. He is a key player for Germany, but we cannot focus only on him. This is a very dangerous team, especially in attack.”

Kroos’s response to Joselu’s words

Kroos also met with the media later on Wednesday and I didn’t waste time on answering to his teammate who became his adversary.

He says this because he wants to win. I understand that he wants Spain to reach the semi-finals, but I think Germany has many things that can stop Spain from the transition.

“It’s going to be an exciting game. It definitely won’t be boring. “It’s funny what Joselu said.”

When will the Euro 2024 quarter-final between Spain and Germany take place?

The Euro 2024 quarter-final between Spain and Germany will be played Friday July 5thWith Kick-off at the MHP Arena in Stuttgart is at 12:00pm EST. You can follow the live text coverage of the match on AS USAand the tension begins approximately 90 minutes before the action begins.