Lukas Podolski has risked the wrath of Bayern Munich after claiming his move to the Allianz Arena has been bad for his career.
Podolski, 23, joined the Bavarian giants from FC Koln after his starring role in Germany's march to the semi-finals of the 2006 World Cup on home soil.
But after two seasons in which he has seen his starting opportunities limited, Podolski has questioned the wisdom of joining Bayern ahead of a host of other interested suitors.
He said: "I wouldn't have (joined) had I known that things were going to turn out like this.
"I'm not complaining though. I'm just not happy with the situation."
However, Podolski has again hinted that he would be open to a transfer away from the Allianz Arena.
"I would be a bad footballer if I contented myself by sitting on the bench," he continued.
"I could tolerate it if it was a case of two or three weeks, but there comes a point when one has to draw the line and say: 'This is too much. I'm not making any progress here'."