Joe Hart reveals what he said to Lukas Podolski after wondergoal against England

Danny Ryan
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Lukas Podolski stole the show in the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday night, scoring an absolute beauty of a goal to seal a 1-0 win over England on his 130th and final cap for Germany. The former Arsenal forward, whose left foot is aptly nicknamed "der hammer", fired an absolute rocket past a helpless Joe Hart late in the second half and the England shot-stopper uttered some rather kind words to the Polish-born striker. The Galatasaray star revealed that Hart told him after the goal, as reported...

Lukas Podolski stole the show in the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday night, scoring an absolute beauty of a goal to seal a 1-0 win over England on his 130th and final cap for Germany.

The former Arsenal forward, whose left foot is aptly nicknamed "der hammer", fired an absolute rocket past a helpless Joe Hart late in the second half and the England shot-stopper uttered some rather kind words to the Polish-born striker.

The Galatasaray star revealed that Hart told him after the goal, as reported by the Metro: ‘It was a f*****g brilliant shot – amazing!

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"We win 1-0 and I score the goal. I know I have a left foot that was probably gifted to me by God, or someone up there, and I can always rely on it. I am proud of these last 13 years."

Podolski's career ends with him on 49 goals, behind only Miroslav Klose and Gerd Muller in the all-time German scoring charts.

 

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He is also just behind the former and Lothar Matthaus for appearances as well, as we bid farewell to one of international football's finest careers.


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Despite playing a bit-part role in recent years, Podolski was hugely influential in Germany's rise on an international level throughout the early 2000's and his hard work was capped off with a World Cup trophy in 2014.

Now, the German icon looks set to make the move to Asia after years of service in Europe, but the Chinese Super League may not be his destination.

Instead, Podolski may choose a different path and opt for a move to Japan to link up with J-League side Vissel Kobe.

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