Michael Bradley didn't make it on the field over the weekend for Borussia Monchengladbach in their 2-0 win over Mainz, and the decision had nothing to do with his fitness, according to his manager Michael Frontzeck.
Speaking to TorFabik.de, Frontzeck said that Bradley has had problems realizing his mistakes on the pitch.
"He is an ambitious player who usually is in my starting eleven. He didn't play the recent weeks as well as he used to, therefore I wanted to give him a break," Frontzeck said. "But he didn't accept that he was left out for the match, didn't realize his mistakes in the recent matches."
Bradley has been known as a bit of a loose cannon at times, but has been a regular starter since moving to M'Gladbach from Heerenveen ahead of last season. But Frontzeck says that he will have to be able to realize his errors if he wants to improve his game and that the lack of understanding was what kept him out of the squad.
"As a young player, you have to step forward by learning from your mistakes, but Michael didn't want to understand that. Therefore, I left him completely out of the squad," he said.
Bradley will be back with the U.S. National Team this week for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago.
Allen Ramsey, Goal.com
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