Klose frustrated at Bayern
Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose is not going to accept another season without regular first-team football.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 24/03/11 5:03pm
Germany international Miroslav Klose is not going to accept another season without regular first-team football, but has laughed off suggestions that he has already found a new club.
The striker, who will be out of contract in the summer, has been forced to act as back-up to Mario Gomez under Louis van Gaal in what has been a disappointing domestic and European campaign for Bayern.
Despite the club's struggles, Gomez has capitalised on the opportunity and has scored 19 Bundesliga goals this season to lead the league's scoring charts.
Klose accepts that his club-mate is in the first team on merit, but, with Van Gaal set to leave Bayern at the end of the season, the 32-year-old does not expect to also spend next term on the sidelines, whether that is at Bayern or elsewhere.
The 2007 signing from Werder Bremen told Bild: "There won't be another season like this. I have to be happy with what I have received from Louis van Gaal and I am almost used to being just a spectator.
"What am I able to do? What am I able to change? I am training, I am working hard. In the end it is his decision.
"I have not received the chance that Mario Gomez has had from the manager. And Mario took it; he is first-choice at this point in time. I have to be patient."
Reports have linked Klose with Bundesliga champions-elect Borussia Dortmund or Hoffenheim, while he is also rumoured to be considering a move to Spain.
But Klose said: "I have almost laughed at the rumours I have read with regard to my future.
"I am said to have been negotiating terms with Hoffenheim, with Madrid, and I am said to have found a school for my children in Dortmund.
"But the only thing for sure at this moment is that I will definitely be playing under another manager next season."