Borussia Dortmund’s Kevin Grosskreutz has found himself needing to apologise for his obscene behaviour for the second time in less than a month.
25-year-old Grosskreutz was caught urinating in a hotel lobby in the early hours of the morning following his side’s DFB-Pokal final defeat to rivals Bayern Munich on May 17.
The utility man was returning from a night out with his teammates when the incident occurred and police were called to the scene, although Grosskreutzz had left before they arrived and the player has now apologised for his actions:
“I was totally frustrated after the game,” he said.
“We had planned so much and really wanted to win the trophy. I had a blackout. I am sorry.”
This latest escapade come just a matter of weeks after the same player was involved in an altercation whilst on another night out in Cologne at the beginning of May that ended with the German international hurling his kebab at a man shouting his name.
A police spokesman confirmed at the time: "It is true that a complaint was filed against Mr Grosskreutz. We have started a criminal case for wilful injury."
Grosskreutz again apologised for his actions. "I perceived the situation as insulting and it offended my privacy," he said.
"Of course, it would have been better if I hadn't thrown the doner in public. There is no doubt that this situation isn't ideal. I'm sorry."
His behaviour has failed to impress German national coach Joachim Low, who must soon reduce his preliminary 30-man squad down to a final party of 23:
'We have had a serious talk with Kevin,” said Loew.
“National players are role models. We have reminded him of this and made it clear to him that such an incident should not happen again.”
Although German legend Franz Beckenbauer has insisted that despite his recent behaviour he feels Grosskreutz must be part of Low’s squad that travels to Brazil for the World Cup:
"Of course Grosskreutz must go to the World Cup,” Beckenbauer told Bild. "Grosskreutz is the type of player that you can rely on as a coach.”
“He always gives the maximum amount of effort and he is what we need in Brazil. Grosskreutz has of course done something that you do not do. One does not urinate in a hotel lobby. But, have we not all been there and done things that we have regretted afterwards?"
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