Klose makes Werder apology
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Miroslav Klose has apologised to his club Werder Bremen for meeting with Bayern Munich.
Miroslav Klose has apologised to his club Werder Bremen for meeting with Bayern Munich earlier this week.
The in-demand German international has admitted that he did meet with Bayern executives.
Klose has now made a public apology to the club and its fans.
"The meeting with Bayern was only an informational conversation and not a contract negotiation," he told German sports agency SID.
"It only lasted 20 minutes but the timing was obviously unfortunate.
"I want to apologise to Werder and all the fans. I should have told the coach and manager about it."
Sporting director Klaus Allofs said the club had accepted Klose's explanation.
"We accept the apology but make it clear a transfer inside Germany before June 30, 2008 is not possible," said Allofs.
Meanwhile, Allofs stated his belief that Werder can still reach the Uefa Cup final - despite going down to a 3-0 semi-final defeat to Espanyol on Thursday.
"We played well below par and helped our opponents through our mistakes," Allofs told SID.
"It is a bitter defeat and the second leg is going to be very tough, but it is not all over yet.
"Next week in Bremen we have to take to the pitch the way Espanyol did in the first match - bursting with determination. We still have a chance.
"Why shouldn't it happen? I know we need a few things to go our way, but if they do then anything's possible."