Mancini confident that Lukas Podolski can help Inter to win trophies

The Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski has only been out on loan at Inter Milan for a few days, but he has already made his debut last night against the Serie A Champions Juventus, and helped his new club to pull back an equaliser in the second half.

Podolski’s new manager Roberto Mancini admitted that bringing on the German international was instrumental in Inter’s improvement after the break, and believes that Poldi can help the club to get back to being trophy-winners.

“We had more control of the wide areas and they found it harder to push up, that’s all,” Mancini said. “After that we went on to create some good chances.”

Mancini also admitted that he was also aiming to bring in Xherdan Shaqiri to bring even more width to the team, and used the opportunity to heap even more praise on the Arsenal man. “I don’t know if we’ll be able to do things quickly, although as a coach that’s what you always want,” Mancini continued.

“Quality players are always useful. Lukas Podolski hadn’t played in a while, so was not fully fit, but he can give Inter a big hand this season,”

“A Coach wins with good players. Without them you might win the odd game, but not a League or a trophy.

So it looks like Podolski is now going to get the regular playing time that he failed to get at Arsenal, and with the confidence of the manager behind him there is no doubt that he will continue his fine scoring record in Serie A. To earn a point away at the League leaders on your debut is not a bad way to start your career in Italy, and I can only wish Podolski well for the future.

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  1. Zulu-boy-SA says:

    And the trumpets there you go da da da ra ra ra

  2. illiterate says:

    I seriously don’t get it. Someone please help me out here. My questions to you guys is what has The Ox done to you fans and Wenger to be benched for Walcott to start? I don’t know but all I can think of is that he might be injured. Anyway, it’s almost like the Carzola and Ozil saga. Play the in form player and let the other one get match fit first and let him have a run of good games before having him starting before the other one. Walcott can be benched until he also gets match fit and impresses in the games he played. Reason why I’m on this is because of the line ups I saw you guys texted in one of the other articles which excluded The Ox. Someone please help

    1. Budd says:

      In case you missed the last 3 games here’s the news for you : Ox looked like really, really tired. He deserve the rest now. Like really.

    2. juhislihis says:

      Plus OX sucks at delivering. Most often he just runs and dribbles 50 yards before he loses possession. He can’t finish either.

      Oh and he never uses his pace running behind the defence as Theo does.

      1. davidnz says:

        Yes Ox huffs and puffs
        but has no end product.
        Ox and Wilshere have
        been potential too long. Plus both
        especially Wilshere are badly injury prone.
        Walcott one good season from 8. Ramsey 2 – 3
        good months a season need to improve or go.
        Sadly these two are also injury prone.
        Honestly I would keep Ozil and Sanchez and sell the rest,
        start fresh with a new manager demanding a new winning mentality.

        1. akuma gouki says:

          So Diego Simeone???

  3. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    Vela left Arsenal-became a star, same to Gervinho, Fabianski, Afobe, Podolski now and even Campbell the last three on loan ofcos.
    Maybe its time Wenger too went on loan, maybe he will win a league trophy n revitalise his career 🙁 🙁 🙁
    #loan out Wenger
    #Pythagoras knows best
    # 🙁

    1. Budd says:

      Stars? Think you started drinking a bit early today. Take care. At least stay in the house and don’t drive.

    2. 100percentARSE says:

      Gervinho is shit.

  4. Budd says:

    Actually I hope to see Podolski hitting the form he had at Koln. His spells in the national squad and Arsenal were not so successfull as everyone expected. Maybe in Italy, who knows.

  5. RyoSila says:

    So now Arsenal have made a mistake in loaning Poldoski?? Give us a breaking. He should have been sold. Premier League is all about all round performances and not scoring 1 goal and the next min you can’t track back and booom! an equalizer!Many of you have been crying for Campbell to be give a chance but give on his performances on Sunday, who can he bench during a PL game?

  6. davidnz says:

    Bit early to make any assements
    about Poldi after just one sub.
    “We had more control of the wide
    areas and they found it harder to push up”
    Eh? Thought Poldi was lazy? Inter musta
    threatened to close his twitter account 🙂
    Best a luck to him though. Funny if he
    really hits form and Arsene brings him back
    …to sit on the bench again 🙂

    1. akuma gouki says:

      If Poldi performing well @ Serie A, it will rise his market value.
      Sell him to Inter permanently.

      Why take him back and sit on our bench?

  7. Invincibles49 says:

    Podolski is not that great as this page makes him. There i said it. I am sick of people crying for Prince Poldi. But he was a decent impact sub i will give him that.

  8. Invincibles49 says:

    So Poldi gone. Sanogo going. We are only left with Giroud and Welback as recognized strikers now. Back to the old days ? 😛

    1. akuma gouki says:

      Abracadabra! Arsene will surprise us with EDINSON CAVANI. Loan spell maybe?
      Hope and hope and still hoping.

      1. ArseOverTit says:

        What do you mean!? We have Akpom and we can always push Per up field.
        He’s a natural born goal scorer that man.

        1. akuma gouki says:

          If mert’s forehead same with Gervinho, convert him to CF.

          Need more croosess from the wings.

        2. goonerby1 says:

          And Gnabry !

  9. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    I’m always in the house, only leave to play with my friend Darius and Anita. And I can’t drive, mom wouldn’t allow plus I don’t even have a Dl 🙁
    But I did drink, I drank milk

  10. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    how did this also end up here 🙁 🙁

  11. mark says:

    There’s a good article on Podolski in the Telegraph a few days ago. Basically saying he was (is) a bit lazy and doesn’t run as much as other forward players, whether that be making runs in the opposition half, or tracking back to defend.. So yes, he has a killer left foot, but he doesn’t work for the team and his fitness is therefore not up there with the first team players. That is why he has been a sub and will probably always be a sub. Great ability, but not great fitness, for whatever reason..

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