VfL Wolfsburg: Max Kruse reacts to sending off – contradicts claims

, VfL Wolfsburg: Max Kruse reacts to sending off – contradicts claims

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Max Kruse, who has fallen out of favor at VfL Wolfsburg, has dismissed the accusation that he does not identify with the club and has announced that he will continue his career in the Bundesliga. In a video posted on his Instagram account on Sunday, the 34-year-old said he respects coach Niko Kovac’s opinion. « But I think anyone who knows me knows that not only at VfL Wolfsburg, but in the last ten or twelve years that I’ve played professional (Site notre bureau spécialisé), when I’ve been on the pitch, I always have everything. given for the club I played for, » the striker said. It will stay that way as long as he is allowed to train and play (Site notre bureau spécialisé).

Kovac announced on Saturday that Kruse would no longer play under him at VfL Wolfsburg, citing the fact that the former national player did not identify with the club. “We demand 100% identification and focus from every player with an emphasis on VfL. We didn’t have that feeling with Max. That’s why he wasn’t there and won’t be there in the future either, » Kovac said after the 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on the ‘Sky’ TV channel. asked if this was the end of a great Bundesliga career, Kovac replied succinctly: « Yes ».

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Kruse contradicted this at the end of his music video. « I think I will decide for myself when my time in the Bundesliga is over. Nobody else decides that for me, » he stressed. As proof of his identification with VfL Wolfsburg, he cited his commitment towards the club after the departure of 1. FC Union Berlin in the second half of last season: « I came to Wolfsburg in January to help the team. And I think that’s what I did in the second half of the season, » he said.

Max Kruse performance data by team: Werder, Wolfsburg, national team

100 games for FC St. Pauli (2009 to 2012)

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22 goals, 16 assists
*Note: Clubs are listed by number of Kruse appearances. Only the first team of each club is considered.
Status: 08/25/2022

94 games for Werder Bremen (2007 to 2009 & 2016 to 2019)

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35 goals, 31 assists

77 games for Borussia Mönchengladbach (2013 to 2015)

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24 goals, 22 assists

So far 62 games for VfL Wolfsburg (2015 to 2016, since 2022)

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16 goals, 13 assists

45 games for Union Berlin (2020 to 2022)

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19 goals, 12 assists

39 games for SC Friborg (2012 to 2013)

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12 goals, 10 assists

23 games for Fenerbahçe (2019 to 2020)

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7 goals, 8 assists

VfL Wolfsburg want to terminate contract with Max Kruse or transfer in winter

For Kruse, the decision before the game in Frankfurt came as a surprise, he had already been in the starting XI twice. « Having played the last two games from the start, it was a surprise not only for me, but also for many of you, » Kruse said. According to sporting director Jörg Schmadtke, Wolfsburg hopes for a breach of contract or a transfer in winter at the latest after the ejection. “We will settle this, but not in the market. These are things to be discussed bilaterally, » he told Kicker.

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