Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt remains calm over the undecided future of Tottenham Hotspur and Roma linked striker Max Kruse.
Kruse, who joined Werder Bremen from Wolfsburg in 2016, has yet to sign a new contract that would keep him at the Bundesliga club beyond the summer.
As such, the German striker has attracted the interest of several clubs across Europe, including Tottenham, who want backup for Harry Kane, ahead of the now open in England summer transfer window.
The north Londoners are mulling backup for Kane, and Kruse is viewed as a bargain option by a host of clubs due to his imminent free transfer status.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of his captain, who Werder Bremen want to keep, Kohfeldt remains relaxed and insists his team are not solely dependent on a single player.
The German tactician admitted Kruse is a very good player, but stressed there are other equally important players who deserve the same amount of credit for their performances this term.
"Of course I fight for good players – and Max is a very good one”, Kohfeldt told a press conference.
“But there is no dependence [on just a single player].
“That would not do justice to [the] other players.
“There were a lot of players involved in our season, not just Max.”
Kohfeldt reiterated that he remains calm with respect to Kruse’s potential departure and insisted the striker does not necessarily need to stay.
“I am very relaxed because we will have a very good squad again next season”, he continued.
“Max can be there [next season], but he does not have to be there.”
Kruse, who is currently out of action due to a thigh problem, has netted 12 goals and registered 14 assists for his team-mates in all competitions this term.