Birmingham City midfielder Jiri Jarosik has admitted that he is keen to return to his former club CSKA Moscow.

The Czech Republic international is currently on a season-long loan at Birmingham, but he does not know whether his parent club Chelsea are interested in keeping him.

“I will have to make a decision,” stressed Jarosik to Idnes.

“I think it would go wrong at Chelsea and to fight for avoiding relegation with Birmingham, that is also something that would not help me in the best years of my career.

“It was mentioned somewhere, even though it was not as correctly reported as I had spoken about it,” he said of the link with CSKA. ”

Of course, it is better to be at a club which plays consistently in the UEFA Champions League or in the Uefa Cup.

“Also the financial power of CSKA is many times bigger than in Birmingham.”

Jarosik left Chelsea to obtain first team football at St Andrews.

“When I came to Chelsea, Frank Lampard was only one of a number [of midfielders],” he added.

“After half-a-year, he has grown up to be a big star. Or another midfielder, Claude Makelele, he is essential to the team and I could name other examples.

“When Chelsea bought Michael Essien from Lyon in the summer, I had to look around somewhere else.

“In the first two rounds of the Premiership season, I was not even on the bench.

“[At Birmingham, my ankle] hurts but I simply play because almost half of the team are injured. So I hope I will recover completely during international duty.

“We are dogged by injuries. There about five players who play constantly, the others are the ones who are fit at the moment.”

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