Im stadium was Max Kruse Not on Sunday, but the striker sorted out by coach Niko Kovac at VfL Wolfsburg was of course an issue in Lower Saxony's 2-0 defeat at Union Berlin. Also with the fans of the hosts, for whom Kruse was active from 2020 to 2022. "Without Kruse you have no chance!" Sang the followers of the table leader, which made the 34-year-old very happy, as he now announced via Instagram.
"I will not forget what happened over the weekend," Kruse said in a cell phone video. "I heard what the fans were singing. It's a nice feeling to hear something like that from the fans of a team where you used to play. Therefore: many, many thanks.”
Police action in front of the house
According to Kruse, to his delight, some Union supporters even gathered in front of his house after the game. “In the night from Sunday to Monday there was a lot going on in front of my front door. Here were some Union fans with Bengalos, the police had to come because it was a bit too loud," he said: "I really appreciate this recognition and wanted to thank you very much."
Under the new Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovac Kruse no longer plays a sporting role with the "Wolves". “We demand 100% identification and concentration from every player with a focus 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," said Kovac after the 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt the week before last. The former national player was already missing from the squad for Lower Saxony's first win of the season.