As hosts of Euro 2024, Germany is under significant pressure to perform, yet midfielder Toni Kroos emphasized the privilege of participating in a major tournament on home soil. Kroos, who recently won the Champions League with Real Madrid and plans to retire after the Euros, acknowledged the pressure to succeed after a decade without a major international title. However, he encouraged his teammates to relish the unique opportunity of playing in front of their home crowd. Kroos highlighted the immediate feedback from fans and the team's responsibility to uplift the national mood. Despite recent setbacks, including early exits from the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Kroos stressed the importance of embracing the pressure and improving their performance phases to avoid further disappointment.