Sabitzer opens up on lack of game time after choosing Bayern despite Spurs links

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Marcel Sabitzer has hinted that he is not getting the support he wants at Bayern Munich amidst his struggle for game time since his summer move to the Allianz Arena.

Sabitzer was first mooted as a target for Spurs last year and the North London club were again backed to make a move for the midfielder ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Lilywhites were alleged to be facing competition from the likes of Borussia DortmundAC Milan and Arsenal for the 27-year-old.

It was Bayern who eventually won the race for the attacking midfielder, who followed Julian Nagelsmann from Leipzig to the Bundesliga champions.

Bayern have made a terrific start to the season under Nagelsmann and look on course to romp home to another title victory this season.

However, things have not gone according to plan for Sabitzer in Munich, with the Austrian having started just one league game so far this season.

While on international duty with Austria, the midfielder opened up on the difficult situation he is facing at Bayern.

Sabitzer told BuliNews: “In the situation I’m in, playing time is the most important thing right now.

“When I’m here [with the national team], I feel the confidence, assurance, that I’m needed. If I feel and sense that, I can put in my best performances.

“Everyone needs confidence and assurance to be able to perform as well as possible.”

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While the competition for places at Bayern is always fierce, Sabitzer would have probably thought he would get plenty of game time at the Allianz Arena, given his history with Nagelsmann. 

I suspect that the Austrian was a Jose Mourinho target, which is probably why the speculation linking him with Spurs seemed to die down once the Portuguese coach was sacked.

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