After his match-winning effort in the last game against Anderlecht, Lukas Podolski is hoping the Champions League will bring him more chances and goals.
The German has spent most of the season on the bench but showed against Burnley on Saturday how he can make an impact. And with Santi Cazorla struggling to hit the target, Arsenal’s hash(tag) dealer will hope he might get a run tonight against the Belgian side.
Speaking to the official matchday programme, Podolski said about his first goal of the season (but his 6th in his last 9 European games), “Of course it’s important. I haven’t played a lot of minutes and the Champions League is always a special cup.
“I’ve done well in the competition and they are games I like. I’m happy to score but I want more goals.”
Asked if he preferred the European nights to domestic games, he said, “I don’t think it’s that different from the Premier League. The games are under lights and are something special.
“I was pleased to score against Anderlecht and it was an important goal, but I like the Premier League too because the matches are always special events.
“If we win tonight we’re in a good position. Then we have the match against Dortmund at home, and it’s one we have to win.
“I want to go through to the next round as group winners.”