Olic seeks showdown talks

Unrest in Bayern camp ahead of United test

Olic: Wants explanation

Ivica Olic is looking to hold talks with Louis van Gaal in an effort to understand where he stands.

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The Bayern Munich striker feels he is not being given the opportunities he deserves during his first season at Allianz Arena.

The Croatian joined the Bundesliga giants from Hamburg last summer and has been a regular in the first-team fold.

However, he feels he is hauled off far too often, including during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Stuttgart - a game in which he had broken the deadlock.

Olic is now keen to discuss the matter with Van Gaal, with it imperative the issue is laid to rest before Bayern face Manchester United in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.

"It is unbelievable and I am unable to understand the decisions," he told Munich-based tz newspaper.

"I know the success of the team is the main priority, but I thought I would be a player able to help the team.

"I am not angry, I am disappointed. I plan to speak to the manager and ask him why this is happening. I cannot be satisfied with something like this."

Dirty jobs

Meanwhile, Olic's fellow frontman Miroslav Klose has aired his frustration at the amount of attention Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben receive.

He accepts that the creative duo are the club's most potent attacking weapons, but feels it is important for people to realise that Bayern are more than just a two-man team.

"Arjen and Franck are two quality players. Both have the ability to win a match on their own," the Germany international told Rheinische Post.

"I would prefer, though, for people to notice that there are nine other players on the pitch and these players are out there doing the dirty jobs for the team.

"A team is not made up of just one or two, winning is always a team effort."