Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski proved to the entire footballing world tonight that he still possesses the deadly instincts in front of goal by scoring a 36-minute hat-trick for Galatasaray.
The Germany striker, now 31, was playing for the Turkish giants in a cup game against third division side Dersimspor and he made absolutely sure there wasn’t going to be any kind of upset on the cards:
Podolski'nin golü! pic.twitter.com/hxHY9CnDCy
— Peşindeyiz! (@PesindeyizApp) October 25, 2016
Galatasaray, Dersimspor karşısında ilk yarıyı 3-0 önde kapattı. Yasin Öztekin ve Podolski işbirliği skora böyle yansıdı. pic.twitter.com/n7ME0PjErh
— Galatasaray Gazetesi (@GsGazete) October 25, 2016
— Sport VideoZ (@SportVideoz) October 25, 2016
That’s the first hat-trick Podolski has scored in 11 years, for either his club or country.
Having retired from playing for Germany after Euro 2016 in the summer, it seems as though the veteran forward used last week’s international break wisely.
Playing in the Turkish Super Lig, Podolski has been out of the spotlight in recent years and you could’ve been forgiven for thinking he was just a Twitter troll these days.
However, it seems he still knows how to find the net. What do you make of his performance?