Joachim Low: 'Lukas Podolski is indispensable to Germany'

Low: 'Podolski indispendsable to Germany'
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Germany coach Joachim Low describes Lukas Podolski as "indispensable" to his plans ahead of next summer's World Cup.

Germany coach Joachim Low has insisted that Lukas Podolski remains integral to his future plans, despite increased competition for a starting spot on the left wing.

Podolski has scored 46 times in 110 appearances for Germany, remaining a regular under Low despite the fine recent form of Marco Reus and Chelsea summer signing Andre Schurrle.

Low believes that Podolski provides a dynamism that makes him "indispensable" to the Mannschaft, backing the Arsenal forward to stay an international regular for years to come.

He told Kicker: "Podolski is still a very important player, because he strengthens the team with his abilities.

"With his dynamic style and his important goals, he has repeatedly showed his unpredictability can be a decisive factor in matches.

"Therefore, despite the competition from other players, Lukas is indispensable in his position at the moment."

The 28-year-old joined up with the national team in Mainz last night ahead of Wednesday's friendly with Paraguay.

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