Furthermore, Max Kruse and dealing with him provide a lot of conversation at VfL Wolfsburg. Maximilian Arnold allowed himself to be carried away with a little dig at this.
Even in Niko Kovac's early days in Wolfsburg, it was clear that the new coach and Max Kruse were unlikely to become best friends. Again and again it was said that they didn't really get along with their respective species.
The weekend before last, the coach didn't even include him in the squad. Kovac then explained that he would no longer consider Kruse in the future. In the training sessions he acts, in the truest sense of the word, only marginally. For example, while the team was training together, the offensive player should take a few shots on goal for the goalkeepers.
The relationship between VfL and the 34-year-old is currently bogging down. This undoubtedly causes unrest in the team.
His teammate did not want to go into this comment any further. But it should be clear that this refers to the ambition and professionalism surrounding training and preparation. To that end, it can be heard and seen from time to time that Kruse likes to let things slide a little. Allegedly also a reason why Kovac, who also requires a lot of effort in training, does not get along with him.
"As if VfL Wolfsburg only consisted of Max Kruse. We should slow down the topic a bit," Arnold wished on Sunday.
The fact that it is the captain, of all people, who raises this issue again and of all things with this dig says a lot about the mood within the team. It is possible that the continuing lack of clarity in the Causa Kruse is a major disruptive factor.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Wolfsburg captain Arnold railed against Kruse.