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Max Kruse counters attacks from Jogi Löw: “Disrespectful”

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Max Kruse counters attacks from Jogi Löw: “Disrespectful”

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Max Kruse calls Löw’s criticism “a bit disrespectful”

As of: 11:04 a.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes

The exchange of blows between Max Kruse and Joachim Löw is entering the next round. The ex-professional, who was booted out by the world champion trainer and now sharply criticized by him, is defending himself. He doesn’t want to let Löw’s tips sit on him.

With unusual mockery, former national coach Joachim Löw appeared on BILD Sport on Welt TV at the weekend – and explained why Max Kruse was not nominated for the 2014 World Cup. Kruse didn’t want to let these tips sit on him.

Kruse started the criticism carousel himself. In his podcast “Flatterball”, the former national player, who played 14 international matches (4 goals) from 2013 to 2015, spoke about the background to his non-nomination. In Kruse’s opinion, he was banned from the national team because of visiting women in the hotel room. The spicy situation took place in November 2013 during an international match in London.

Officially, the DFB gave the striker a second chance, but he was no longer there at the World Cup. Kruse described the treatment of him as “hypocritical”. Löw countered on Sunday with a sharp tongue: “We wanted to become world champions in football – and not in poker!” The 64-year-old was alluding to Kruse’s passion; the former Bundesliga professional has already won more than 350,000 euros in live tournaments.

“That’s explaining everything”

Löw continued: “The truth is: he just wasn’t good enough. Sometimes Max would have been better off in the Uwe Seeler traditional team because the pace and dynamism of the game was simply not enough. The reasons were performance related. Not what happened in the hotel.”

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Taunts that Kruse did not leave uncommented: “The fact that a former national coach who is not known for getting out of his skin reacts like that to something like this actually says it all,” said Kruse on Monday on the sidelines of the small-field Baller League in Cologne. What speaks for Kruse: During the season, the then Mönchengladbach player had the most goal chances in Europe (98).

Max Kruse played 85 Bundesliga games for Werder Bremen – more than for any other club

Quelle: picture alliance/Guido Kirchner/Kirchner/Inderlied

“If there really wasn’t any truth behind what I said, you wouldn’t respond to it like that. Then you would say it was the performance. If he had just said that, no one would have said anything. But it seemed a bit disrespectful,” Kruse continued and announced that he would comment on the topic in more detail in his podcast, which will be published on Thursday night.

From his point of view, the criticism “makes no sense – saying I wasn’t good enough and then inviting me back two months later after the World Cup. Then apparently I was good enough again.” In fact, Kruse only played his last international match in October 2015, scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 win against Georgia, which secured the DFB team’s ticket to the 2016 European Championships in France. However, due to various offenses off the field, Löw dropped the then Wolfsburg Kruse from the European Championship test internationals against England and Italy in March 2016.

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Kruse also commented on his future. After he terminated his contract with SC Paderborn in November after just five months and five competitive games, he wanted to “get out of the football world first” and added: “My plan is definitely moving further and further away from football and more and more towards other things Things.”

With shisha at the Baller League: Max Kruse (r.) next to Mats Hummels, entertainer Jens Knossalla and his wife Dilara Kruse

Source: picture alliance/U. Hufnagel/Ulrich Hufnagel

He is currently a team manager in the small-field Baller League and has even substituted himself. “For now, this is my sporting home,” said the 35-year-old: “And maybe a little local league gaming with friends. But I have so many interests outside of football, there will definitely be one or two things to come.”

He had previously played for Werder Bremen, FC St. Pauli, SC Freiburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Wolfsburg, Fenerbahce Istanbul and 1. FC Union Berlin.

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