The 25-year-old has seen his chances in the Die Roten first-team severely limited this term, and revealed that his coach has failed to shed any light on why he has been left out
Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rode has admitted that he hardly speaks with Pep Guardiola, as he expressed his disappointment at a lack of playing time with the German giants.
The ex-Eintracht Frankfurt player has appeared just 13 times for Guardiola’s side in 2015-16, despite Bayern fighting for both the Bundesliga and Champions League crowns.
With communications between coach and player at a minimum, Rode claims he has been left in the dark over his exclusion.
“Pep Guardiola isn’t talking a lot to me, so I don’t really know where I stand or why I am not playing on a more regular basis,” the 25-year-old told Goal.
“Matthias Sammer is talking more often to me, he comes up to me and he knows my situation of course.
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“A lot of people within the club are satisfied with me, but I am not satisfied with my playing time.”
Rode affirmed, however, that he was determined to keep his spirits high.
“It is not a pleasant situation, but I am trying in any case to keep my head up. You cannot let it bring you down,” he said.
“I am going to keep going in order to help the team and I can only hope things get better.
“In my first year it went better, I played more than 30 games and have always maintained my performance levels. The team has a lot of brilliant players, but I have shown I can compete.”