Pizarro in search of goals
Claudio Pizarro is hoping to rediscover his touch in front of goal after joining Werder Bremen on loan.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 19/08/08 11:55am
Claudio Pizarro is hoping to rediscover his touch in front of goal after joining Werder Bremen on a season-long loan.
The Peru international is preparing for a second spell with the Bundelsiga club, having scored 29 goals in 56 games for them between 199 and 2001.
It was that fine form which earned him a move to German giants Bayern Munich, where he found the target a further 71 times in six seasons.
However, a move to Chelsea in the summer of 2007 did not go according to plan, providing only two goals in a thoroughly disappointing one-season stay.
He secured a move back to Bremen last week and hopes to prove that he is not a finished force in European football.
"Bremen have enough quality to win titles," he said.
"I am really happy to be back here and I hope things work out well for Werder."
Bremen's sporting director Klaus Allofs admitted that the club had been chasing Pizarro for some time, and were disappointed to miss out on his services when he left Bayern as a free agent last summer.
"We were unable to pull it off back then, but we kept tabs on him," he explained.
Pizarro is expected to be handed his debut in Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Schalke.