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Real Madrid midfielder Kroos: Guardiola helped me make big step forward

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos insists he values the influence of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Kroos worked with Guardiola at Bayern Munich.

"During my year with Pep Guardiola I took a big step forward," said the Germany international.

"Jupp (Heynckes) was the most important coach in the early stages of my career, both in Leverkusen and Munich. He saw me as a central player in his system, where my style of play fit perfectly."

On Real, Kroos added: "When you move to a top team abroad and affirm your position in the team, you've taken another step forward."

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