Podolski, who has already represented his country 103 times, insists that he has no qualms about his role in the national team.
"Whether I play left, right, up front, or even left full-back as far as I am concerned - the coach can decide,'' he said. "Even playing the role of super sub would not dampen my spirits. I accept the challenge of our competition for places.
"We all want to qualify for the World Cup and, if I don't play, then it is not the end of the world. I know I did not do so well personally at Euro 2012, but I want to prove that I am better than that. Our aim now is to qualify for the World Cup.''
Wouldn't it be nice if we had even one player with this kind of attitude playing for our national team?
If he is sincere, then it's refreshing to here that kind of comment, especially after all the crap flying around about Rio and others being dropped, this guy is just happy to be a part of the national team in any capacity, country first attitude!
Comments like that make you warm to the guy even more so.