Podolski feels not wanted in Munich - return to Cologne?
Germany striker Lukas Podolski feels unwanted at national champions Bayern Munich and does not rule out a return to promoted Cologne. ( dpa )
Podolski told the Bild am Sonntag Sunday paper that Munich's attempts to hire new forwards such as national team colleague Mario Gomez has made him ponder his future at the club.
"I didn't have the feeling that the club had faith in me. And I don't feel it now," Podolski said.
Podolski did not want to elaborate further and said he was concentrating on Euro 2008, where his three goals so far have helped Germany reach the semi-finals, before deciding on his club future.
Podolski, 23, came to Munich from Cologne in 2006 but has never managed to be a regular starter there against prominent other forwards Luca Toni and Miroslav Klose.
Podolski said that other clubs have expressed their interest in him and readily admitted that he would not mind a return to Cologne even if the club wasn't playing for titles like Munich.
"Everything is possible. I have a contract with Bayern Munich, but everyone knows that I have a special relationship with Cologne because it is my home club, Podolski said.