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Podolski aware of international slump

May 28, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Lukas Podolski says he can understand the recent criticism he has received from Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff.

Bierhoff claimed that Podolski's international career has come to a standstill, with the Arsenal forward having won only seven international caps during the 2012-13 season, including just one start.

The Poland-born player lost his starting berth on the left wing after Euro 2012, with the emergence of the likes of Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, Bayer Leverkusen's ...

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