Elia weighs up Hamburg future
Eljero Elia is ready to consider his future at Hamburg if he fails to regain his starting place.
Last Updated: 14/02/11 2:48pm
Eljero Elia is ready to consider his future at Hamburg at the end of the season if he fails to regain his starting place.
The Dutch winger has been in and out of the Hamburg side this term and was wanted by Juventus and Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg last summer.
Elia also claims four Premier League teams were keen on a deal in the January transfer window and it is a situation he may revisit once the campaign is over.
"Last summer, Juventus and Wolfsburg lodged bids for me and in January there was real interest from four teams in the Premier League," Elia told Voetbal International.
"Hamburg did not let me go and I resigned myself to staying. I have not created any unrest. The club cannot blame me, I give more than 100% every game.
"I'll just keep working hard in training every day. I've been doing that all season and will not change.
"But at the end of the season we will still have to look at the situation.
"If I am still a substitute then we will sit around the table and see what the consequences might be."
The 24-year-old is also baffled why he is not starting regularly in Armin Veh's side after being on the bench for Saturday's 1-0 win at Wolfsburg.
He added: "Apparently there is not much confidence in me. That hurts. I feel strong and would like to show the fans what I can do. It is very frustrating.
"I have started eight games and we have won seven of them so I cannot have done that badly.
"I don't know what I have done wrong, I have not been told. I know that I am not a bad player and I am in good shape.
"I am a player who needs confidence. If I play every week I will improve. No-one can accuse me of not working hard enough, I am as fit as a fiddle."