Arsenal loanee Lukas Podolski discusses remainder of his career

The Germany international has admitted that he wants to make the most of his remaining playing days.

Arsenal loanee Lukas Podolski has admitted that his playing days are limited and that he wants to enjoy the remaining years of his career.

The German attacker is currently on loan from the Gunners at Italian side Inter, with the chance of first-team football on offer after struggling for game time over the last six months in North London.

Podolski, now 29, admits that he is looking towards the end of his career and wants to make the most of the remaining days that he can play.

"What motivates me? The pleasure of being in contact with the football,” the former Bayern Munich forward told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“In two years it could all be over and I don’t want to waste a single day. I don’t do this for money.”

Inter boss Roberto Mancini recently admitted that Podolski had taken time to adjust to life at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, with his performances for the Nerazzurri not yet at his best level.

Podolski also discussed the differences in culture between his homeland Germany and his temporary home in Italy.

"Compared to us Germans you are more easy-going and relaxed,” he continued.

“I went into a restaurant at 7pm and it was empty. I left at 10pm and it was starting to fill up.”

Podolski has featured in six Serie A games since signing for Inter on loan in January, but is yet to register his first goal for his new employers.

He is line to face Cagliari on Monday night in the club’s next fixture.

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