Kruse told to curb Nutella consumption

Wolfsburg striker Max Kruse has been urged to stop eating chocolate spread Nutella at breakfast, according to reports in the German press.

The 27-year-old discussed his eating habits in meeting with manager Dieter Hecking and sporting director Klaus Allofs, where he was chastised for regularly consuming the sugar-rich spread at breakfast.

When asked about Kruse's sweet-tooth, Allofs refused to confirm or deny whether Kruse had been instructed to curb his Nutella addiction.

Allofs told Bild: "This sort of thing is dealt with internally. We speak with all of our players every six months.

"The aim is support them in such a way that will put them in a position to deliver their optimum performance."

While Kruse's Nutella problem could be viewed as a minor infraction, the striker has landed himself in hot water this week after it emerged he had recently left £60,000 in poker winnings in the back of a Berlin taxi.

He has subsequently been slapped with a £20,000 fine by the Bundesliga outfit.

"Some people would have never seen so much money in their lives and certainly not in cash," Allofs added.

"There was a conversation between Max, myself and our coach and he has been fined. We explained to him what kind of behaviour we expect from our players in their free time in public.

"I can only hope that this is a lesson for him and he will change his behaviour somewhat."