Toni Kroos is determined to land a fifth Champions League crown with Real Madrid and ensure that he heads into retirement, whenever that day comes, with no regrets from his playing days.
The classy midfielder is only 31 years of age and has no intention of hanging up his boots any time soon.
For him, there are still many more trophies to be chased down.
He has already experienced what it is like to land the biggest of those, with league and cup success savoured with Bayern Munich and Real.
The Germany international is also a World Cup winner, but he is eager not to rest on his laurels and to keep ambitions as lofty as possible.
In 2020-21, that means lifting European football’s grandest prize again with the Blancos.
Kroos has told the Tomorrow Podcast:
“When you have felt what it feels like to win a Champions League, you want to feel it again and again.
“You may not be able to do it for a few years, since others also want to see what it is like, but that desire to relive the experience doesn’t go away.
“Despite having won it four times already, I continue to pursue the objective of winning the Champions League for the fifth time.
“It will be difficult and, if in the end it is doesn’t work out, then they won’t shoot me either. Of course, while I’m still active I want to squeeze the most out of the time I have left.”