Off in the relegation battle: Lukas Podolski makes the start!

Cologne / Kobe – The footballer Lukas Podolski (34) has recovered from his operation in the ear in Cologne and goes to Japan. Tuesday he made the start. He is known under contract with Vissel Kobe and plays in the Japanese J1 League.

Lukas Podolski on the flight to Japan.

In the current season, however, he had more bad luck than success. Podolski began to suffer from a thigh injury and then for a long time earned him a flu and a virus.

In June, he also had to be operated on the ear and made a special trip to Germany.

Lukas Podolski also spent his time in Germany at the heart of his concerns. At the R├Âmerpark in Cologne, he attended the inauguration of the new football field. More than 300,000 euros of his donation were donated to the sports field.

The sportsman Vissel Kobe is in the middle of a relegation battle! After 22 games, the team is ranked 15th out of 18. The Japanese are only two points ahead of the relegation battle.

Podolski could perhaps help his team quickly and gain important points against relegation. He just needs to get back in shape quickly.