Kevin Kuranyi is still waiting for his first Bundesliga goal since 2010 - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Kevin Kuranyi is still waiting for his first Bundesliga goal since 2010 - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bundesliga

Kuranyi keen to sharpen up during break

Sinsheim – 111 Bundesliga goals make Kevin Kuranyi one of the top-scorers currently plying their trade in the German top-flight, yet you would have to go back more than five years to find his last.

'The league table's going to look much better'

Since netting for FC Schalke 04 in a 2-1 defeat to FC Bayern München on 3 April 2010, Kuranyi has failed to find the back of the net in the Bundesliga. What would sound like a colossal drought for a striker does have an explanation – he has not been playing in the Bundesliga for five years – yet three games into his comeback, that drought is nevertheless going on longer than he would have hoped.

Indeed, it is now eight Bundesliga games in a row that the former German international has been waiting for a goal, but he is intent on using the latest international break to ensure he makes up for lost time once the action gets underway again.

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"The moment when you walk out into a sell-out stadium is definitely something special," Kuranyi said. "You don't get that in Russia. It's also a nice feeling when you play well with a young team against sides like Bayern or Leverkusen. For me and my family, exactly the right thing has happened [by coming back to Germany]."