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Fri Apr 18 17:41:51 SAST 2014

Cacau puts himself on market

TEAMtalk Media | 15 July, 2012 15:050 Comments
Germany - France Training Camp - Day 4
Cacau controls the ball during a Germany training session at Stadium Tourrettes on May 21, 2012 in Tourrettes Sur Loup, France
Image by: Joern Pollex / Bongarts/Getty Images

Stuttgart striker Cacau is willing to consider offers from other clubs in the hope of resurrecting his chances of appearing at the 2014 World Cup.

The Brazil-born forward was picked for Germany's preliminary squad for Euro 2012, despite operating on the fringes for Die Roten last season.

Cacau was eventually omitted by German coach Joachim Low, and the 31-year-old believes his lack of regular first-team football in the Bundesliga was the reason.

"Not playing so often for Stuttgart cost me my place at the Euros," he told Bild.

"I have been thinking a lot about what has not been working over past 18 months and the main reason is that I have not been allowed to play in my favourite position.

"I cannot show my full strength as the lone striker. If I do continue playing here, then I must play in my position.

"The coach explained that Tamas (Hajnal) is ahead of me and he cannot promise to me at the moment that I will have a regular place.

"But if I carry on getting so few appearances, then I can forget about my dream of playing at the World Cup in Brazil.

"I will listen to offers and if everything is right, then I can imagine leaving - I want to play."

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