In the last few moves of the winter transfer period, VfL Wolfsburg caused a big surprise and brought Max Kruse back. Record national player Lothar Matthäus was also caught off guard by the deal.
Around five million euros are said to have flowed from Wolfsburg to Berlin so that Max Kruse left Union and hired for the second time in the Autostadt. A lot of money for an almost 34-year-old who was extremely successful with the Irons recently.
“A cult kicker leaves a cult club. It’s a shame that Max Kruse is moving from Union Berlin to VfL Wolfsburg. It was such a wonderful connection between the club from Köpenick and the lovable bad boy that I would have liked to see this story ends,” revealed Lothar Matthäus in his latest “sky“-Column.
He could understand the financial motives in principle, but Union and his emigrated creative head would “go together much better than Kruse and VfL”.
Gladbach: Matthäus knows Eberl’s problems “only too well”
Matthäus also once again commented on the emotional resignation of Gladbach’s sports director Max Eberl. The sudden departure of the 48-year-old was “sad news”, according to the 1990 world champion.
Nevertheless, he can understand Eberl’s motives very well. The ex-professional had shown himself tired of the public pressure.
“I was also often criticized and attacked. Sometimes from the media and sometimes in my own club,” Matthäus recalled, adding: “I know it all too well. I know what it’s like, if not just about the sport, but also everything else is publicly discussed.”
He was once “hunted” and had to “watch how not only football was of interest when it came to my person, but also the people at my side.”