Wolfsburg coach reprimands Cruz after sharp criticism of Magath
Before appearing at 1. FC Köln, Wolfsburg coach Florian Kohfeldt took top scorer Max Kreuz to his chest. He had made derogatory comments about Hertha coach Felix Magath. Wolfsburg sporting director Schaefer also says something about Kruse – albeit more charming than Kohfeldt.
BAt Wolfsburg, top scorer Max Cruz’s critical comments to Hertha coach Felix Magath were not well received. “I found this frank statement inappropriate and told him so,” Wolfsburg coach Florian Kohfeldt said on Thursday. Sporting director Marcel Schaefer shared the criticism: “It is inappropriate to talk about his colleagues in the German League in general or to express certain criticisms.”
Wolfsburg top scorer Max Kroes has ruled out the desire to play under Magath. “I go everywhere,” Cruz recently said in a question-and-answer session with fans on his Twitch channel. But I heard he gives you a break after 30. But he’s sick! He makes medicine balls so people will vomit.”
Schaefer stressed that Cruz’s comments contradict those who have achieved “extraordinary things” at Wolfsburg. Magath led Wolfsburg to the only German championship in 2009. His method is “much appreciated” at VfL. “Although you can say with a smile: What would have happened to Max Cruz if he had trained under Felix Magath,” Schaeffer said. According to the statements, he did not seek to communicate with Magath.
Wolfsburg’s last win was in 1. FC Köln with Magath
Wolfsburg relegated last weekend with a 1-1 draw in Stuttgart. Lower Saxony has been in the Bundesliga without a break since 1997 and has never been relegated – like Bayern, Augsburg, Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, Hoffenheim and Union. He’s been very close to Wolves twice: in 2017 and 2018, VfL saved itself in 16th place by relegation – upcoming contender 1. FC Köln (Saturday, 3.30pm, at the WELT Sports Bar) gave that experience in 2021.
The big increase in Cologne’s performance compared to last season has mainly occurred in their own stadium. In 2020/21, FC scored only 14 points in front of its home fans and won only three of its 17 home matches. Under Stephen Baumgart, the number of home points has now more than doubled compared to the previous season, and the number of home wins has now tripled.
Cologne has not lost against Wolfsburg in six matches at home in the German League (three wins and three draws). The people of the Rhinelanders lost their land to the wolves for the last time in over ten years. On August 6, 2011, the English Football League won the opening match of the season under coach Magath 3-0 in Cologne.