Kruses director Marcel Schäfer from VfL Wolfsburg has defended the transfer of Max Kruse and emphasizes the value of the returnee for the relegation battle.

“If Max Kruse had no success hunter, he would have stayed in Berlin. That would have been the simplest for him,” said Schäfer of the “German Press Agency”. “For this athletic difficult situation, which now comes to him, is a challenge, and he accepts it.”

The VFL stands for eleven compulsory matches without victory only in 15th place of the football Bundesliga and meets on Sunday on the table last Spvgg Greuther Fürth (5.30 pm / Dazn).

“Many players with us are dealing intensively with our situation. And sometimes can cause them to cramp and tilt on the square. Max strength but has always been that he does not pick up something like that. Exactly that Has we sometimes missed us in the first round, “Schäfer said.

“I miss a certain fault tolerance”

The ex player from Union Berlin has demonstrated his qualities at each station and be a personality, the “no difficult situation and no clear address in the cabin” shy, Schäfer explained, who with the 33-year-old attacker during its first Wolfsburg time in the season 2015/16 even played together.

“That in his past, in his past, he has always fulfilled his role model function, maybe true. But he is not the only 1. Since I lack a certain fault tolerance towards young people. Above all, I think it’s a pity if he is reduced.”

Union coach makes kruse no allegations

A departure of the Wolfsburg transfer philosophy does not look at Schäfer by the Kruse change: “We have given four players who have an average age of 30 years. On the other hand, we – including Jakub Kaminski for the coming season – four players brought in Average are significantly younger. Overall, this is a difference of almost 30 years. “

Union coach Urs Fischer has shown understanding for the change from Max Kruse to Wolfsburg. You do not play until 40. Somewhere, age is limited. He got a great deal again. You can then understand that somewhere a bit, “Fischer said.” I too was surprised. So football is. It goes on.”

Fischer found it as important that Sven Michel could still be committed to the second division SC Paderborn – even if the scorer with 14 seasonals and seven goal templates in 20 games was not one-to-one replacement for Kruse. “We already get a player who knows where the gate is,” Fischer is safe.