Lukas Podolski has defended his Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil after he missed a penalty against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League, saying that the Gunners playmaker will come back stronger.
The left winger posted strong words to both his Twitter and Facebook pages, which can be seen below.
Thats football! Trust in Mesut, he will give it back twice in return and make all of us happy. Friends stand together. Let's go AFC!
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) February 20, 2014
The English translation of Podolski’s Facebook status is as follows:
Everybody is disappointed because of yesterday’s result. However, that’s football. It’s not fair to diss Mesut. Critic is part of sports and this is good -but polemic is not. Picking one player out doesn’t help the collective and the whole club neither! He’s an outstanding player who will make all of us happy in future. A missed penalty won’t change that. This happens to me and to every footballer. Friends stand together. So lets go! Poldi
#Freunde #Team #AFC #staypositive #coyg #Poldi #Mesut