Olic eyes January exit
Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic has reiterated his desire to leave the club during the January transfer window.
Last Updated: 14/11/11 3:19pm
Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic has reiterated his desire to leave the club during the January transfer window if he fails to break back into the first team.
The Croatia international has yet to start a game for the German giants this season after recovering from a long injury, and says that he cannot afford to remain on the bench at the Allianz Arena.
Croatia beat Turkey 3-0 in the first leg of their Euro 2012 play-off tie on Friday and are on the verge of booking their berth in the finals in Poland and Ukraine next summer.
And Olic, who scored the opening goal in that match, does not want to miss out due to a lack of match practice.
"This game confirms my opinion," the 32-year-old told the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.
"If my situation does not change, then I will try to leave this winter. I can still play two more years at the highest level."
However, with Mario Gomez in red-hot scoring form for Bayern and coach Jupp Heynckes preferring to play with just one striker, Olic's chances of claiming a regular starting berth look bleak.