Barrios: I have no place at Dortmund
Paraguayan forward Lucas Barrios has said he is disgruntled with his treatment at Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund and is considering his options after spending most of the season on the bench.
The 27-year-old has started just one Bundesliga game this season, despite scoring 16 goals in 32 league games as Dortmund won the league title in May.
Having torn a thigh muscle in the final of the Copa America in July, Barrios lost his place to Poland's Robert Lewandowski in the Dortmund team and says he has had enough after six months on the bench.
"I never thought I would live this after all my goals," he told TyC Sports with his contract set to expire in 2014. "I am 27 and it's time to think about my career."
"I feel very good in football terms, but the coach has decided for another player, I have to respect that decision, because I am professional. However, I never imagined living in a situation like this having scored so many goals."
Although Dortmund manager Michael Zorc has dismissed Barrios' comments, the striker has said he wants to talk to the club about his options after other European teams expressed an interest in signing him last summer.
"I have no place (in the team) despite having given so much and I want to discuss my future in the coming weeks," he said. "It is difficult to go six months without playing.
"It would be easy to just sit on the bench and not get paid for playing, but that's not my idea (of fun). I have years left on my contract, but I prefer to go another direction if I can not play at the club."