Huntelaar hopes for UCL nod
Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar is determined to play for Real Madrid in this season's Champions League.
UEFA rules mean Madrid are likely to have to choose between their two big winter signings, Huntelaar from Ajax and Lassana Diarra from Portsmouth, with only one allowed to play in Europe.
And Huntelaar said: ''They can only register one player and I have to do everything possible so that player is me. I hope to be chosen. It's up to me.''
Huntelaar confirmed he had not discussed the issue with the club, saying: ''I've heard about it from the press.''
Huntelaar, who moved to the Bernabeu for an initial 20million euros, is still taking in his big-money move, which was announced at the start of December.
''I'm on a cloud,'' he was quoted as saying in Marca. ''Everything is great and the good thing is that on January 4 I can play.''
He added: ''I appreciate the support and affection that I have been given [at Ajax].
''My dream now is to win in Madrid. Ajax will always be one of my teams, it is in my heart, but now I hope to do big things with Real Madrid. I want to succeed at this club.''