Denmark international Simon Kjaer joined Bundesliga side Wolfsburg from Serie A outfit Palermo for a fee of €12 million in the summer transfer window, but the highly rated centre-back has failed to impress so far.
Former Hamburg star and Denmark midfielder Stig Toefting is not impressed with his compatriot's early performances in the opening weeks of the 2010-11 campaign and has voiced his opinion that Wolfsburg have paid too much for Kjaer.
"He's not worth the amount of money Wolfsburg have paid for him. Kjaer is a big talent, but he makes way too many mistakes. Additionally, he's not focused enough on his defensive tasks," Toefting was quoted as saying, according to Zeit Online. "He really has to improve for the national side as well."
Kjaer was not impressed too much with the words of Toiefting though and stated that the 41-year-old was just looking for attention.
"This is the first time in my career that things are not going as planned. I'm struggling to find my best form. I get motivation from the criticism I receive and I will continue to work very hard," said Kjaer.
"Toefting is only thinking about himself in this case. He's just looking for attention and is trying to hurt me personally with his comments."