Podolski set to decide future

09 October 2008 02:23
Bayern Munich forward Lukas Podolski will again consider his future when the transfer window reopens in January. Podolski was widely expected to leave the German champions during the summer after two frustrating seasons down the pecking order. New coach Jurgen Klinsmann suggested the Germany international would be a vital part of his first-team plans this season, but so far Podolski has been left to play second fiddle to the first choice strike pairing of Miroslav Klose and Luca Toni. Podolski's attitude was recently questioned by club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and the 23-year-old striker has admitted he will consider his future at the Allianz Arena in the new year. "Mr Rummenigge has the right to criticise his players," he said. "I can only say that I am fully focused on Bayern. It is a difficult situation for me, but I am clear about that. "Sure, I would like to play from the start sometimes. At the moment I am not concerning myself with anything else. "I don't think I will make a decision until the winter."

Source: ESA