Lukas Podolski received an emotional goodbye letter from his teammate, Bastian Schweinsteiger before his final international duty on March 22nd, 2017.
The 31-year old made his last appearance for the defending world champions in their 1-0 International Friendly victory over England as the former Arsenal forward found the net at the 69th minute through Andre Schurrle’s assist which sank Gareth Southgate’s men at Signal Iduna Park.
Addressing the letter to Lukas, Schweinsteiger through the German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag, reached out to his friend:
“‘We have been friends for many years, such that rarely happens in life’ – that was the first line of your farewell letter to me then when I was retiring from the national team back then in the Welt am Sonntag, and funny enough I don’t know how better to start mine to you right now.”
Bastian in his letter confessed his invaluable gratitude towards his friend and teammate, Poldoski especially during his retirement.
He thanked him for being there through the good and the bad moments of his career and wished him absolve good luck in his future career. (more…)