Lukas Podolski says Kieran Gibbs has been an important part in his impressive adaptation to English football and that there’s more to come from the pair.
Speaking to the official matchday programme, the German said, “Our relationship is good. Kieran is more than a left-back, he is always happy to get forward and help me.
“It gives me a lot of options and sometimes it allows me to move further forward or inside. We find solutions together and it’s going well.”
The former Cologne man is happy with his form since arriving last summer, but also says he can improve.
“It’s been a good half season for me, I’m happy. I’ve come to a new league, a new country and done ok. I now have 10 goals and 7 assists, and I think those are good figures.
“It could be better – you can always be better – but I think it’s decent because I’m playing more as a left-sided midfielder than a striker.
“When you play up front, or in the number 10 position like Santi, you have more chances to score. I just want to to help the team get more points.”
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