Did the argument between Niclas Füllkrug and Clemens Fritz almost escalate? The Werder attacker was apparently angrier than first thought.
So far, it was only known that striker Niclas Füllkrug (28) had to be verbally derailed from Clemens Fritz (40).
The 28-year-old attacker was then suspended for three days, but apologized for the incident and finally scored his first goal of the season in a 2-2 draw against SV Sandhausen.
But as Sport Bild now reported, the offensive player was probably more frustrated than initially thought. He is said to have vented his anger loudly immediately after the final whistle, during the center circle address by coach Markus Anfang (47).
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Born in Hanover, who hired the Green-Whites for the second time in his career in the summer of 2019, apparently complained vehemently about his personal role and the club’s achievements.
This displeased Fritz, who is now the head of the licensing and scouting department at Werder, which is why the former defender Füllkrug gave a lecture as he went into the dressing room.
The hapless goalgetter is said to have threatened the 40-year-old ex-captain and insulted him.
According to several Werder kickers, who the sheet does not name, there could have been “fights at any moment”.
In his tantrum, “Lücke” is said not to have let go of his superior even when he left the room. Only when teammates intervened did the action calm down.
In addition to the brief pause for thought, Füllkrug also had to pay a fine of 15,000 euros, which the Weser club would like to donate to social projects.
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The situation seems to have eased since then. Even if the SVW is still looking for its form, the former U20 international has at least reported back with one goal.
When cheering after the late equalizer on Sunday in the BWT stadium in Hardtwald, a burden fell from the center forward.
It is uncertain whether the positive trend will continue. Füllkrug certainly can’t afford another slip up. On Saturday (1.30 p.m.) he can do his reparation tour in the difficult task against the league leaders FC St. Pauli continue.