German coach annoyed by 'banality' of Arsenal's Lukas Podolski's favourite habit

Chelsea star Andre Schurrle and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil also would irritate Olivier Bierhoff.

German assistant coach Olivier Bierhoff has addressed his biggest irritation... 'selfies'.

The Euro '96 goalscoring hero told German channel Sport1 that he is unimpressed by the constant posing by his players on social media sites.

Today sometimes we sit six players at a table and everyone is busy with their smartphones.

"Honestly, I see these communications as banalities and also selfies get on my nerves.

"One should ask how free you actually feel when you are posting every day from your vacation. I think it's partly narcissistic and for themselves. Why do I have to tell the world how good it is to me?"

While the 46-year-old is unlikely to be budged from his view, the Arsenal star dubbed the king of selfies, Lukas Podolski is likely to take a different stance.

The striker is prolific on social networks, posting pictures with Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Samuel L Jackson over the past year, but is equally happy simply uploading photos of himself."

He is far from the only one, Chelsea's Andre Schurrle and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil also posted snaps from their holidays over the summer, to let their fans know what they were up to.

Bierhoff may be swimming against a tide with regards to his views, but the German international players may want to consider not unnecessarily annoying a key figure in the national set up.

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