Record national player Lothar Matthäus fears further problems for the Bundesliga club after Max Kruse (34) was announced by VfL Wolfsburg. “As long as he’s there, he’s a disruptive factor in the dressing room. Kovac and VfL can’t use that in this situation,” wrote Matthäus in his sky-Column “That’s how I see it”.
Matthäus continues: “He will no longer play, but he can continue to train. So the issue will continue every day and has not been solved ideally by the club.” The timing is very questionable. “If you no longer need Kruse, you could have clarified that during the transfer period,” said the 61-year-old.
Kruse is not a player “who eats grass, is in top form and constantly runs across the pitch at top speed as Kovac (VfL trainer Niko Kovac, ed.) would like,” emphasized Matthäus.
The ex-national player was “an artist and in his own way a free spirit. The club knew that. I think something must have happened between Max Kruse and Niko Kovac”.
Kruse presented his view of things on Instagram on Sunday: “I think I’ll decide for myself when my time in the Bundesliga is over. Nobody else decides that for me.” Kovac had on Saturday sky Kruse’s Bundesliga career was declared over.