On Saturday, Max Kruse will be in the starting line-up for VfL Wolfsburg for the first time this season. Meanwhile, Jörg Schmadtke rules out a change of striker in this transfer window.

Schmadtke excludes changes: Wolfsburg managing director Jörg Schmadtke excludes a change from Max Kruse this transfer summer. “He’s still there on Thursday,” said the 58-year-old on Saturday on “Sky”. Most recently, the managing director had to mediate between Kruse and coach Niko Kovac due to the striker’s dissatisfaction.

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Starting eleven: Schmadtke is also annoyed when asked about the 34-year-old’s first starting eleven this season. “What’s the matter with you? If he doesn’t play, you’re dissatisfied, if he plays, you’re dissatisfied,” says Schmadtke.