Klaus Allofs, the director of sport for Wolfsburg, has branded Nicklas Bendtner a sheer ‘failure’ as he has been unable to deliver things that was expected of him when he became a part of the German league 18 months ago from EPL side Arsenal.
The Dane signed a 3 year deal with the Wolfsburg after Arsenal sent him on a series of loan transfers with Juventus, Birmingham and Sunderland. He could not register a lasting impression with any of these clubs. Now, Allofs has also stated that Nicklas Bendtner current stint is also not going well with this club.
Recently, speaking to a leading television channel, he told that he is a footballer with extraordinary ability, but he never manages to go beyond this point. Now, it does not seem that he can't really help the German team. The experiment can be termed as a failure.
This season in the Bundesliga, Bendtner has started just 4 times, while he has been left out of the squad for Wolfsburg's past 3 games. At one point he was dropped because of an Instagram post.
He is rumoured to be back in the squad now, having served his punishment, and should be back in time for their next Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen (tickets still available through this link)
Meanwhile, Allofs has confirmed that, on the other side of the coin, he does not see Andre Schurrle's contribution in such a negative way. He has also worked hard to make a name since he joined Wolfsburg more than a year ago from Chelsea.
Allofs said that "seeing him in training, you could see the extraordinary ability he has and he is going to show this at Wolfsburg too. The team has got faith in him being able to help them in the long term."