Berlin (dpa) - Even after Max Kruse's two-goal show against Eintracht Frankfurt, Union coach Urs Fischer still sees room for improvement in his striker.

«Max has to keep working on himself, take a step forward.

There is still room for improvement, ”said the Swiss one day after the Berlin Bundesliga club's 3: 3 against Hessen.

"But I am very satisfied so far," added Fischer.

New signing Kruse was involved in more than half of the previous 21 Union goals with six goals and five preparations during the nine match days.

However, Fischer does not fear that the team will be dependent on the 32-year-old Kruse and referred to the 2-1 win at 1. FC Köln.

“Max Kruse was mated and wasn't involved.

Nevertheless, the team found solutions.

It's not like everything is dependent on Max Kruse, »said the Union coach.

Fischer was cautious about a possible Kruse comeback in the national team.

«One should never say never.

But he's been gone for a long time, ”said the 54-year-old on Sunday when a reporter asked.

Kruse had played 14 times in the DFB team from 2013 to 2015, in March 2016 national coach Joachim Löw had suspended Kruse for "unprofessional behavior".


Fischer didn't want to comment on whether there is a way back: “I think in the end it's about performance.

If Jogi Löw has the opinion to employ him, he will do it accordingly. "

If the case should come, he would be happy, said Fischer.

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