Ex-Bayern Munich fullback Oddo: Arsenal attacker Podolski needs to feel loved

Former AC Milan fullback Massimo Oddo has hailed the quality of Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski.

The pair played together at Bayern Munich for the 2008/09 season.

Oddo told TMW: "I can assure you that this is a player with immense quality.

"Lukas has everything: great shooting, technique, physical strength and tactical flexibility that allows him to play as a striker as well as a winger.

"Flaw? He's a player who needs a lot of confidence around him, to be pampered. He should feel important. When this does not happen he does not have the mental strength to respond at his best."

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