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Hildebrand eyes Valencia exit

Timo Hildebrand has held talks with the Valencia management with a view to ending his Mestalla nightmare.

The former Germany international goalkeeper has not been considered for any league game so far this season and has broken his silence to hint at an exit during the winter break.

"I have not played a game for Valencia for two months now, apart from half a friendly match," he said.

"Yes, these are difficult times for me.

"I am professional enough to understand that the coach sees no need in changing the goalkeeper.

"We are unbeaten at the top of the table after all and everything is going great for the club, but that does not change the fact that I am unhappy with my current sporting situation.

"The last few weeks have shown to me that the club no longer has a place for me in mind."

Hildebrand added that the last few months have been very testing and, after being dropped from the Germany squad prior to Euro 2008, this is certainly a period of his career the former Stuttgart goalkeeper will be eager to put behind him.

"I have tried to prove myself and give it my all in training over the last two months, but it is only logical that I was not very motivated at times," he admitted.

"I was anything but in a good mood.

"So I took the initiative and asked for a personal talk with my managers and we spoke openly about my perspectives in the club - how I am seen and how I see things."

It has recently been reported that Dortmund and Hoffenheim are willing to offer Hildebrand a return to Germany, but the goalkeeper is "refraining from adding to recent speculation".


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