FORMER Germany international Stefan Kiessling has revealed he cheated his fitness tests with the help of his "very athletic" wife.
The Bayer Leverkusen legend netted 151 goals in 12 seasons at the BayArena.
Instagram @stefan.kies7 Stefan Kiessling revealed his wife Norina would take fitness tests for him by wearing his heart rate monitor
Instagram @stefan.kies7 Kiessling and Norina posed for pictures together at a wedding over the summer
EPA7 Kiessling scored 151 goals for Bayer Leverkusen
And he has revealed that his stunning wife Norina would help him through pre-season training by putting on his heart rate monitor during fitness tests.
Kiessling told Bild: "I never did 100 per cent of the exercises in the preparation periods, not once.
"You get a heart rate monitor on which all runs are saved.
"As my wife is very athletic, she did some racing with the wristband according to my specs.
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Instagram @stefan.kies7 Norina and Stefan enjoy a beer together
Instagram @stefan.kies7 Leverkusen favourite Kiessling is enjoying his retirement after hanging up his boots at the end of last season
Action Images – Reuters7 Kiessling in action against Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in 2013
Instagram @stefan.kies7 Kiessling retired at the end of last year and was given a huge send off by Bayer Leverkusen
Matthias Ginter hugged by wife in hospital after fracturing jaw and eye-socket in horror head clash
MATTHIAS GINTER was hugged by his wife after suffering a horrible head injury.
The Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany star was stretchered off the pitch after a horror head clash during Sunday’s 4-1 win over Hanover.
Ginter collided with Noah Sharenren Bazee, leaving both with bloody heads and the latter with concussion.
But it turns out Ginter had suffered the worst damage after being taken to hospital.
The former Borussia Dortmund ace was diagnosed with a fractured eye socket AND jawbone.
And he has since undergone surgery to fix the problems, sparking an emotional picture from his wife Christina, who labelled him: “My everything.”
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"She did it so well that nobody noticed."
That is not to say that six-cap Germany international Kiessling was a slouch in his playing days.
He claims he was "always in the lead" when he got back on the training pitch ahead of a new season.
Kiessling retired at the end of last season and is now working under Rudi Voller as assistant sporting director at Leverkusen.
The club's supporters put on a massive mosaic of his face with the word "DANKE" in massive lettering when he retired in May, such was his standing at the Bundesliga club.