NEWS
Wednesday June 24 2015
Podolski: ‘Inter move a mistake’

Lukas Podolski has admitted ‘it was a mistake to go to Inter’ in January, and says he’s returning to Arsenal ‘to play’.

The German international moved to San Siro in a six-month loan deal, but scored just once in 18 appearances.

The World Cup winner has been widely expected to move to Fenerbahce, but appeared to intimate he was staying in London, in an interview with Bild.

“I’ve always felt comfortable there [at Arsenal],” Podolski explained.

“With the fans, with the team and also with the manager [Arsene Wenger]. I’m going back to play, I have to say my qualities suit Arsenal.

“Inter? Last season went how it went. English football is the one which best suits my style, but I know how suddenly everything can change.

“I have characteristics to help different teams, but it was a mistake to go to Inter with no redemption clauses.

“In football there are times when everything doesn’t work out for the best. You’re not always playing as a starter, and you just have to accept the decisions and work on your own game.

“That’s what I did, but now I’m looking forward.”