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Wagner frustrated by lack of Bayern Munich game time

14:56 GMT+4 31/10/2018
Sandro Wagner Bayern Munich
Questions about tactics at Bayern Munich are better answered by players who feature regularly, according to Sandro Wagner.

Sandro Wagner showed his frustration over his limited Bayern Munich playing time with a thinly-veiled dig at manager Niko Kovac.

The Germany international made just his second start of the season in Bayern's DFB-Pokal victory over Rodinghausen on Tuesday, scoring the opening goal.

The 30-year-old has only featured in four other matches as a substitute and is clearly dissatisfied with his minutes under Kovac.

He indicated his displeasure by suggesting he did not know enough about playing in the team to answer a tactical question, while highlighting his own track record in the German top flight.

Asked if Bayern were easy to play against because opponents know their approach, Wagner said: "These are questions you have to talk about to players that play every game or the coach or the manager.

"I don't know. It is not my task to analyse this.

"Of course, it feels good for me [to score]. I played my first Bundesliga game more than 10 years ago. I have been quite successful over the last few years. It was fun to score.

"Now we've already got to November and it was only my second game where I started. It's not what I am aiming for."

Kovac's tenure at Bayern was under threat last month with a run of four games without a win bringing speculation former Real Madrid boss Zinidine Zidane could replace him.

But the German giants have since won four consecutive games, easing the pressure on the former Croatia and Eintract Franfurt boss.