Saturday January 3 2015
Podolski: 'I am a Juve fan'

Lukas Podolski’s adventure starts with a hitch, as an old interview reveals him praising Juventus at Inter’s expense.

The striker flew in last night and underwent his medical this morning before visiting the Appiano Gentile training ground.

He is due to complete the loan transfer from Arsenal with option to buy at the end of the season.

However, the German international is being bitten by past comments he made to La Gazzetta dello Sport in 2007, soon after the Calciopoli scandal that saw Juve demoted.

“In Italy I support Juve. As a kid I was so enthusiastic about Zidane and Del Piero,” said Podolski at the time.

“Now they are in Serie B – and that’s why Inter are winning the Scudetto. I am a real fan of Italian football and love Juve. Ah well, Inter deserve it...”

The comments are particularly ill-timed considering Podolski could well make his Inter debut against Juventus on Tuesday night.

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