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Lukas Podolski played a starring role in Inter Milan getting their first win since the season resumed on January 7. The former Arsenal striker started and played the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 victory over Genoa.
This was yet another positive result for Inter manager Roberto Mancini, who was appointed just before the winter break as the replacement for Walter Mazzarri. Mancini’s arrival did not immediately result in an upturn in results, but the club have been active in this January transfer window. Podolski is one important names to have been signed on an initial loan deal, which is expected to be converted into a permanent deal come the summer.
The German international is capable of providing a lot of versatility to Inter and this seems to have been one of the characteristics that the Italian outfit were very keen on having in the squad. Apart from being able to play as a central striker, Podolski also has a lot of experience of playing on the wings. Read more »
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Lukas wants to make a striking return for Arsenal in the current season. The subject of speculation for the future of Germany is going through the entire week. He proved to be the real winner as Arsenal did beat Anderlecht in the outing of Champions League.
Being 29 years old he is determined for improvisation of his strike rate when they will be up for the clash with Gunners. For Podolski, Champions League is a different cup altogether. His performance in the competition in the previous season is good and based on that it is rated that he is doing it really well. The games are special and it is played under the lights. He wants to score in the Champions league and as well as in the Premier League. He is happy to be back with scoring goals and more so when it fetches you three points.
It is his dream to score for Premier League this season. He is waiting to get a start in the upcoming season. He was bought in as substitute and just for 11 minutes which made him reach to the score of 3-0 with a win. He put all that he had into the game. He showed his frustration by posting it on instagram that he will continue to fight till time comes. He would have definitely scored more but it was not his luck. It is hoped that in the future matches he is going to do well.
He also pointed out that he has remained a gooner and is determined to turn around his ill fortune into a brilliant fortune. He further wants to prove it to Wenger. He wants to show that he can do it by putting a bit of extra effort into the play that he is so fond of.
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Leeds United looks set to appoint a Slovenian coach as their replacement for Dave Hockaday, who was sacked after just six games in charge. The club have revived their form under the stewardship of Neil Redfearn, but it is widely expected that Darko Milanic will be confirmed as the club’s new coach in the next few days. The 46-year-old is known for representing Slovenia to the international level. He played at the Euro 2000 and has been a manager since 2004. He has managed looks like Maribor in the past, but he is currently in charge of Sturm Graz.
Leeds United are thought to have accepted compensation with Sturm Graz for the manager. As part of the deal, Leeds United will also be offering Milanic’s current assistant, Novica Nikčevič, a role at the club. If the deal is finalised quickly, then Milanic may be taking charge of the weekend’s match against Brentford. Leeds are without a defeat in the last four matches and they have just to drop two points during this period. Hence, Milanic will be straightaway coming into a team that is looking to be on song, which will help him settle better. Leeds maybe 13th in the table, but they are only two points behind the play-off places that seems to be the key for the club right now.
“It was not an easy decision to go. I really wanted to stay here longer. Sturm is my club and here I experienced great times as a player and a coach. I won new friends. But then an offer came from a different league, from another world. This is a tremendous opportunity that I had to accept simply because who knows when such an offer will come again?” said Milanic after revealing the offer from Championship outfit Leeds United.