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Olic puts more pressure on Bayern

05 Dec 2011 18:46:55

Olic puts more pressure on Bayern

Bayern Munich's out-of-favour striker Ivica Olic has repeated his intention to look for another club when his contract runs out next June.

The Croatian forward has been sparsely deployed since the arrival of coach Jupp Heynckes and on Monday suggested he had a "50-50" chance of leaving in the upcoming transfer window.

Olic is conscious he needs regular playing time in the run-up to Euro 2012 where Croatia are drawn against champions Spain, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

"I've spoken with (Croatia manager) Slaven Bilic and he's asked me to remain sharp with the Euro coming up.

"That's something I can't guarantee if I'm not playing," he told daily newspaper Bild.

The 32-year-old has dropped down the pecking order at Bayern with the emergence of Germany's Mario Gomez and reserve Nils Petersen after surgery on a serious knee problem last year and a hip injury this season.


AFP

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