PODOLSKI SCORES AS GERMANY DEFEATS ENGLAND

Lukas Podolski was the star man as the German machines defeated the Three Lions 1-0 in an international friendly.


This means the former Gunner would end his international career on a spectacular note.

The striker earned his 130th cap as the Germans lined up against Gareth Southgate’s men. The 31-year old player grabbed the match-winning strike that ends Southgate’s unbeaten run – one of the things that earned his confirmation as the substantive manager of the team.

England were decent; Leicester’s Jamie Vardy disturbed the German defence, Adam Lallana showed some promise of the form that helped him surge few months ago and Eric Dier was quite impressive. Continue reading PODOLSKI SCORES AS GERMANY DEFEATS ENGLAND

Podolski Calls for Schweinsteiger’s Return to Arrest Manchester United’s Slide

Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has spoken in the past about the situation faced by Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.


Despite being acknowledged as one of the best midfielders in the world, he has been frozen out of the first team by manager José Mourinho immediately upon his arrival at Old Trafford. The two parties have not exactly revealed the reason for the animosity. As one of the top earners at United, Mourinho was expecting to sell Schweinsteiger in order to free up funds for new players. After having arrived at Old Trafford only a year ago, Schweinsteiger seems to have decided against the move.

Mourinho has stuck to his plan of not having Schweinsteiger in the squad, and the player has been training on for the last couple of months. Even though it is highly anticipated that a move will eventually happen in the January transfer window, there have been calls for the player to be included in the first-team. Continue reading Podolski Calls for Schweinsteiger’s Return to Arrest Manchester United’s Slide

Lukas Podolski to stay at Galatasaray despite rumors

Lukas Podolski said that he would stay at Galatasaray despite rumors that he might be moving back to Germany over the summer.

The German international stated that he is happy with Galatasaray and that he is not concerned about returning to Germany.


He indicated that he is entirely focused on his current club and that he want to play well and scored goals for the Turkish side. So far this season he has made 37 appearances for Galatasaray and had managed to score 14 times.

There have been rumors that there are German sides that might be interested in signing the former Arsenal player, but Podolski was quick to deny these rumors. He said that it is not up to him to decide on the offers and if ever there was one, it would be up to the Galatasaray board to decide whether they will sell him or not.

In recent weeks, there have also been reports that Podolski might be considering a move to Qatar. Again the German international was quick to deny such reports and told the media that he is happy in Turkey. He asked them to judge him by his football on the pitch and not on lies that are spread by the press. He wants to help his team win important games by scoring goals on the pitch. Continue reading Lukas Podolski to stay at Galatasaray despite rumors

Lukas Podolki is not moving to Galatasaray

Lukas Podolski is out of favor with Arsenal as the German attacker is not a consistent player under the guidance of Arsene Wenger and he was rumored of being on his way of making a move to Turkey and join Galatasaray but it seems like the transfer will not occur as the Turkish team is no longer interested in signing the 30 year old German player.

 

For a transfer fee in the region of €9 million, Podolski was expected to make a move from Arsenal and enter the Turkish lands of Galatasaray but the club which performs in the Super Lig pulled away from the transfer before it could be completed.

 

HamzaHamzaougle is the manager of Galatasaray and he admitted in saying that they were interested in signing Podolski during the previous winter transfer window but his team has lost their interest.

Hamzaougle said: “Podolski is not on our radar right now. He was in the winter but not right now.”

 When Inter Milan agreed to sign Lukas Podolski on a loan deal, the Italian side had the option to extend that loan deal into a permanent deal but since Podolski never really managed to stand out during his time with the Italian side and the German player had to return to Arsenal. Continue reading Lukas Podolki is not moving to Galatasaray

Bayern Munich have been suffering a lot in terms of injuries

Bayern Munich have been suffering a lot in terms of injuries over the last few weeks and this has culminated into manager Pep Guardiola having only 16 fit players for the upcoming match against Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB Pokal quarter-final clash.

The matches played away from home and this only compounds the misery for Bayern, who remain in hunt for three major honours this season. A quarter-final clash against Porto in the Champions League is not too far away and Guardiola was always not going to risk his players for this match. Bayern have been developing a strong tradition in this tournament after having won it in the last two seasons.

Guardiola will be aiming for a third consecutive success but his team will have to do without a number of regular stars like Schweinsteiger. Top individuals like Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, and Javi Martinez are some of the players currently unavailable. This means that Guardiola will have to rely upon names like Mario Gotze. The former Borussia Dortmund star was only on the bench when Bayern Munich took on his former club during the weekend. A 1-0 success for Bayern kept their wonderful run in the league going. They have a 10 point advantage over Wolfsburg. Continue reading Bayern Munich have been suffering a lot in terms of injuries