Kroos calls for improvements as Germany book Euro 2020 berth
MÖNCHENGLADBACH, NOV 17: Toni Kroos struck twice as Germany qualified for the Euro 2020 finals on Saturday by thumping Belarus 4-0 but the Real Madrid star insists there is still room for improvement.
A deft back-heeled goal from defender Matthias Ginter and impressive finishing by Leon Goretzka and Kroos gave the Germans a comfortable 3-0 lead early in the second half.
Germany captain Manuel Neuer produced a superb save to keep out Belarus striker Igor Stasevich's penalty before Kroos dribbled through the defence to claim his second goal seven minutes from time.
"Until we went 1-0 up, it is always difficult against an opponent like that," said Kroos.
"Overall we did well but at the moment I don't include us among the favourites for the European title.
"The important thing is that we play as a team in the March internationals."
The result left Germany two points above the Netherlands and means victory Tuesday in Frankfurt over Northern Ireland, who drew 0-0 at home to the Dutch, will send them through as Group C winners. -AFP