Nils Petersen disappointed with situation at Bayern Munich

The attacker has found playing time hard to come by after being pushed down the pecking order in Bavaria, but despite his predicament, he has vowed to win over Jupp Heynckes
By Maximilian Bensinger

Nils Petersen has revealed he is unhappy with his lack of first-team opportunities at Bayern Munich, but insists he will continue to work hard in training.

The 23-year-old arrived at the Allianz Arena last summer from Energie Cottbus, but his position in the team is currently under threat due to the re-emergence of Ivica Olic - much to the dismay of the young striker.

"At the beginning of the season I played a few times in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and even in the Champions League," Petersen told in an exclusive interview.

"Of course I'm disappointed [with my situation]. I'm no longer striker number two and that means little or no playing time."

However, Petersen is in no mood to give up the opportunity presented to him at Bayern and vowed to work harder than ever to impress coach Jupp Heynckes.

"I must continue to work on my game and then hopefully I'll get opportunities. I must be patient."

Petersen was 2. Bundesliga's top scorer last season with 25 goals in 33 matches for Cottbus and has scored twice in seven appearances to date this season.