Podolski: ‘Farewell to the German team was just a movie’
Lukas Podolski is proud that he to fine way retired from the German team. The 31-year-old player of Galatasaray shot the Germans on Wednesday in his last international game a fabulous way to a 1-0 oefenzege in England.
“It was just a movie. We have won, and I made the only goal,” said Podolski after the match in the Signal Iduna Stadium against the German media.
The former player of Bayern Munich, FC Köln, Internazionale and Arsenal got in the duel with the Englishmen after 69 minutes hard dry off from a meter or twenty. Goalkeeper Joe Hart had no chance and the ball disappeared in the intersection.
“God has me now, once a left foot given and I will beautiful things to show”, realized Podolski after his goal a tête-à-tête with the English keeper. “He told me that it was a brilliant shot.”
It was for Podolski, who grew up in Cologne and in 2004 made his debut for the Germans, his 49th interlandgoal. Actually, he had after the european CHAMPIONSHIPS last summer all had to say goodbye, but because of his merits for the German team, he was a final contest to be awarded.
“There were maybe thirty thousand people from Cologne on the stand. I had the entire race, goose bumps, and am very proud that I thirteen years have allowed the German team.”
Podolski says goodbye to wonderful way
Lukas Podolski has Germany Wednesday night in his 130th and final international match a oefenzege delivered to England.
Only Lothar Matthäus (150) and Miroslav Klose (137) were in their career to more international matches than Podolski.
Klose (71) and Gerd Müller (68) were the only players that are more likely to target found on behalf of ‘die Mannschaft’.
Podolski made his debut in June 2004 just before the european CHAMPIONSHIP for the German team. He won in 2014 the world cup with Germany.
Podolski got six minutes before time, a publiekswissel.
It was his 130th international.
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The 130th international match of Podolski, next season in China is going to play, ended five minutes before time with a publiekswissel. National coach Joachim Löw would make him initially more to the side.
“But Luke gave into the rest that he longer wanted to play and that if,” said Löw afterwards. “He deserves this special goodbye, because he always has a positive attitude. This is very good for him.”
The German team is now going to be without Podolski and continued towards the next international match. Sunday at 18.00 hours, the team of Löw in Baku a world cup qualifier against Azerbaijan.
The reigning world champion is in group C sovereign-to-head with twelve points from four matches. Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan have five points less.
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