Allofs hails Hunt
By Sam Hez
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Klaus Allofs is convinced that Aaron Hunt is soon to emerge as a full international.
Klaus Allofs is convinced that Germany Under-21 star Aaron Hunt is soon to emerge as Werder Bremen's next full international.
Bremen's director of sport Allofs is a huge admirer of Hunt, believing the prospect to have all the capabilities necessary to make a name for himself at football's top table.
"If Aaron stays fit, he is set to play for the national team. He has everything you need as a striker - he is technically gifted, runs a lot and is always at the right place in the box to score goals," declared Allofs.
Hunt has earned himself an image as something of a trouble-maker - Uefa sentenced him to miss two games after two England Under-21 players complained about being racially abused by him.
But his convincing performances in the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League meant he became Miroslav Klose's preferred strike partner at the expense of Ivan Klasnic and Hugo Almeida.
The 20-year-old forward, who has recently extended his contract at the Weser-Stadion until 2010, would become Bremen's sixth German international were he to make the grade for Joachim Low's team.
"We are very proud that half of the national team plays for Werder and these players are all vital parts of the team," claimed Allofs with regard to Klose, Torsten Frings, Tim Borowski, Per Mertesacker and Clemens Fritz.