Dresden. After a disappointing season, which culminated with the relegation from the 2nd Bundesliga, the six-year collaboration between Dynamo Dresden and Niklas Kreuzer is now coming to an end. The right-back, who had come from Rot-Weiß Erfurt to Dresden in 2014 to the team of former coach Stefan Böger, said goodbye to the supporters of the black and yellow on Instagram on Wednesday afternoon. “Thank you Dynamo, thank you Dresden!”, Wrote “Kreuz” and added: “It was an honor. I wish you all the best for the future!”
Kreuzer’s contract actually ran until 2022; in February 2019, then sporting director Ralf Minge had last extended it with validity for the 2nd Bundesliga. At that time, Kreuzer, along with Marco Hartmann and Jannik Müller, the longest-serving player, was overjoyed: “It is no secret that I feel extremely comfortable in Dresden and at Dynamo. I have been with and with this special club in the past four and a half years Platz experienced things and got to know people who I don’t want to do without and who will shape me for my life. ” But since the contract was extended, the Munich native often did not go as desired, even though he was temporarily one of four captains under coach Cristian Fiel.
In this messed up season, Kreuzer only had 19 appearances and often had to let Linus Wahlqvist take the lead again, although the Swede also played a moderate season. His red card in the 0: 2 against Hannover cost Kreuzer three games suspension, in the second half under the new coach Markus Kauczinski his hours continued to decrease. Apparently Dynamo, for whom the son of ex-Bayern professional Oliver Kreuzer played 90 second division games and 57 third division games, had no further use for him. Where he is going is open. The likeable full-back could not be reached by phone on Wednesday. His shirt number at Dynamo, the number 7 for years, will wear Panagiotis Vlachodimos in the coming season.