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Bayer rue decision to bring back Ballack

They say you should never go back and it seems Bayer Leverkusen wish Michael Ballack never returned after club CEO Wolfgang Holzhaeuser yesterday slammed his contribution to the club during the last 20 months.

"The time has come for all of us to admit that our thoughts of 20 months ago have not been realised," Holzhaeuser said.

"From Michael Ballack we expected more on a sporting level and he surely expected more from himself."

Irish Independent