Monday, 21 March 2016

Max Kruse Drops to New Low

Joachim Löw has confirmed Max Kruse has been dropped from the squad to face England and Italy after behaving “unprofessionally”.

Kruse is reported to have grabbed a mobile phone from a woman who was taking pictures of him in a night club in Berlin, where he was celebrating his 28th birthday.

The Wolfsburg forward apologised for his actions but after being given a warning by his club over his future conduct, Low has now told him not to show up for international duty.

“I made it clear to Max Kruse last week what I expect from him, both on and off the field,” said Löw on the German Football Association’s website.

I want players who focus on football and the European Championship, even between matches.

“Last weekend’s incident goes against my expectations. Max has once again behaved unprofessionally and I don’t accept that.

“Euro 2016 is on the horizon and we have big goals as a team there. We need players who are focused and aware of their status as a role model.”

The Germany squad is due to congregate in Berlin on Tuesday with 26 players rather than the originally summoned 27 expected.

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