Max Kruse's first professional hat-trick was the start of things to come from the 27-year-old - © © gettyimages / Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts
Max Kruse's first professional hat-trick was the start of things to come from the 27-year-old - © © gettyimages / Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts
Bundesliga

Kruse: 'This was just the beginning'

Wolfsburg - Max Kruse was VfL Wolfsburg's match-winner against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim with the first hat-trick of his professional career – his first goals in a Wolfsburg shirt.

After the game, the forward spoke about adapting to his new role and Wolfsburg's upcoming challenges and reflected on a very satisfactory week following his exploits for Germany in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.

Question: Max Kruse, your first goals for Wolfsburg and your first hat-tick too. It doesn't get much better than that...

Max Kruse: Yes, that's true. I got three great assists and hit the ball well each time. It's a great feeling, but this was just the beginning. I've never scored a hat-trick, so it's something new for me.

Question: Tell us what you made of the game...

Kruse: When you're 2-0 up, then you've got to play down the clock. Instead, we conceded an equaliser at the start of the second half and that was frustrating, and a bad time to concede too. But we showed how desperate we were to win it, and overall, it was a very determined and passionate performance from us.

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