Mario Basler criticises Lothar Matthaus, urges Podolski to make use of his talent- Bundesliga News
The former Bayern Munich winger, Mario Basler, has voiced concerns at the misfiring FC Koln striker, Lucas Podolski, urging him to improve or part ways with the club. He also criticised Lothar Matthaus for losing his Bulgaria job after failing to guide them
in next year’s Euro 2012.
Basler was talking after FC Koln’s Friday evening defeat to the last year relegation candidates, Borussia Monchengladbach. He reckoned that the Foals were ominous despite being away from home, once again proving their dominance this season.
He was of the view that Koln never really looked scoring in either half and probably deserved a home defeat.
The former player told that Koln striker, Lucas Podolski, once again misfired and should have done better with all the possession he had during the match. Basler opined that Podolski doesn’t have the best partners upfront and the Billy Goats should recruit
some experienced campaigners if they want the striker to be performing consistently.
However, the former Bremen man advised the German international to make best use of his talent or consider tying knots with any top European club.
He believed that the striker’s talent is going wasted which is unfortunate to see. Basler called on some big name clubs to start considering Podolski’s option as he would certainly be a handful for most clubs.
While talking to kicker, the 42-year-old further enthused:
“I cannot understand why he does not achieve his potential more often. I think he runs even less than I did in my time. I like him as a footballer – he has great potential, but given his ability, he has achieved nothing.”
Brasler, in the meantime, also reserved concerns for his former teammate, Lothar Matthaus, who recently lost Bulgaria’s job after failing to guide them in next year’s Euro.
He suggested him to keep a considerable balance between his work and personal life in order to be successful at the highest level.
“With his young women, one week here, one week there, this is not conducive [to coaching]. For Lothar it will be very difficult if he does not narrow or shut off his private life from the public.” Basler concluded.