“Players with such qualities”
LA head coach raves about Max Kruse
09/18/2022, 6:25 p.m
Max Kruse has no future at VfL Wolfsburg, but other football clubs are showing interest in the offensive player. The 34-year-old has been linked with the US league and has now received plaudits from a head coach. Will Kruse soon play with Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini?
Ex-Bundesliga player Steven Cherundolo has raved about the skills of retired Wolfsburg attacker Max Kruse. “A player with such qualities should be an issue for every team. Also for LAFC,” said the coach of the US soccer first division club Los Angeles FC and ex-professional from Hannover 96 of the “Bild am Sonntag”. The 43-year-old trains the veterans Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini, among others.
Kruse has long been associated with a move to Major League Soccer (MLS). On the one hand, his son lives there, on the other hand, he has spoken of praise for the USA in the past.
Coach Niko Kovac had suspended the Wolfsburg attacker last week and publicly stated that the 34-year-old would no longer play a game for VfL. He is accused of a lack of professionalism and thus a bad influence on the rest of the team. Therefore, the offensive strategist played no role in the coach’s plans in the Lower Saxony game at his ex-club Union Berlin.
“We didn’t get the impulses that we promised ourselves,” said sports director Marcel Schäfer before the game at DAZN regarding the decision. When asked about the future trend of the VfL attacker, he replied that there is “not currently”.
Kruse is currently still training with the team. According to the “Bild” talks about a contract termination are to be held in Wolfsburg in the coming week. The ex-player from Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and SC Freiburg still has a contract with the Wolves until the end of June 2023.