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Huntelaar plays down 'peculiar' Madrid exit rumours

Klaas Jan Huntelaar has dismissed media speculation in Spain that he wants to leave Real Madrid as ''quite peculiar''.

The 25-year-old Holland striker joined the Primera Liga champions from Ajax on a four-and-a-half-year contract last month, but has seen just 151 minutes' action for his new team so far.

Huntelaar, who is currently with the national squad preparing for Wednesday's friendly in Tunisia, watched the entire match from the bench on Saturday as Madrid picked up their seventh successive league win with a 1-0 triumph over Racing Santander.

He learned before Oranje training today that a Spanish sports newspaper had written a story claiming he wants to leave Madrid, but was quick to insist this is not the case.

''That is quite peculiar, because I did not speak with any journalist,'' he told De Gelderlander.

Huntelaar admitted he found his watching role frustrating, but vowed to bide his time at the Bernabeu.''It looks clear to me that I would love to play longer than 15 minutes per week. That is no secret,'' he said.

''It's no fun, but Real have won their last seven games. Raul, who is a club icon, is doing fine as a central striker. I just need to be patient and wait for my chance - however difficult that may be.

''Of course I don't want to leave Real Madrid. I also don't want to say that I want to join another club in the summer, not even when I get little playing time in the coming months too. But I do hope I get more playing time.''

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