Ron-Robert Zieler could return to Bundesliga amid Leicester frustrations

Ron-Robert Zieler has not ruled out a return to the Bundesliga after a difficult season at Premier League champions Leicester City.

Zieler, 28, joined Leicester from Hannover last summer but has made only 13 competitive appearances after being unable to displace Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

And Zieler, a 2014 World Cup winner, told kicker: "All that counts for me now is my difficult situation at Leicester. It's not an easy situation, but I have to confront it.

"Now is not the right time to just think about the future. My full focus is on the work here, maintaining a high intensity in training.

"Something can always happen, and I wouldn't forgive me to have to return to goal without being ready."

Zieler, who joined Leicester on a four-year deal, said he knew it was important to get fiurst-team football in order to boost his hopes of playing for Germany at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

With his old club Hannover 96 currently fighting to return to the Bundesliga, Zieler said a return could be an option.

"Independent of what happens in the summer, Hannover will always remain something special for me," he said.

"But I know that you can never rule anything out in football."