BERLIN,(Pakistan Point News - APP - 17th Augst,2016) - Lukas Podolski believes Germany wasted their chance to lift the Euro 2016 title and admits he was sad to see Portugal win the final of the European championships. The 31-year-old Galatasaray striker announced his retirement from international football on Monday, having scored 48 goals in 129 appearances for Germany, and was in the squad which won the 2014 World Cup. Germany coach Joachim Loew plans to pickPodolsk one last time for die Mannschaft in a future friendly, once the ankle injury he suffered in the Turkish Super Cup final has healed.
Podolsk made just one appearance at Euro 2016, off the bench in a 3-0 win over Slovakia in the last 16, but says Germany should not have lost 2-0 to France in the semi-finals and wasted the chance to be also crowned European champions. "We gave away the title in France," Podolsk told Cologne-based newspaper Express after Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal beat France in the final last month.