Luca Toni reacted to coach Louis van Gaal’s comments that there’s no way back for the Italian forward at Bayern Munich.
“Certainly I will be leaving Munich,” he said on a visit to a supporters’ club in South Tirol. “That will be decided in the next 10 days but I don’t have any chances left here. You have more chance of winning the lottery than me staying at FCB.”
Toni was sent back to Italy on a day when each member of the Bayern squad was involved in a different supporters’ club’s Christmas party.
“I am not going to keep driving south,” he said. “I’ve got to go back to Munich and wind Van Gaal up a bit more.”
“I will definitely be taking some beautiful memories back with me, particularly my first season with 39 goals in all competitions,” he added in Bild. “It started to get a bit more difficult under former manager Juergen Klinsmann, but now it is over, finished.”
Van Gaal had earlier confirmed that the Italian striker was not part of his future plans and says it is down to Toni’s refusal to follow the rules at the Allianz Arena.
“We have rules and we have to work within these rules,” said Van Gaal.
“Luca Toni did not stick to the rules. He had to fight for his place along with (Ivica) Olic and (Mario) Gomez.
“Every player, whether they are a world champion or whatever, has got to accept that he doesn’t play.”