For elite stage sportspeople it isn’t irregular to be extremely proficient throughout a variety of sports activities.
Final 12 months Peter Cech joined British ice hockey aspect Guildford Phoenix, Andre Villas-Boas’ has demonstrated a thirst for aggressive motorsport alongside his soccer administration profession and the revered Italian defender Paolo Maldini even managed to qualify for knowledgeable tennis match in 2017 on the tender age of 42.
Boasting high stage coordination and athleticism, many gamers may have participated in a variety of sports activities at a younger age earlier than specialising in soccer afterward.
And in mild of the most recent information relating to Lukas Podolski, we are able to assume that the previous Germany worldwide was a eager ice hockey participant throughout his early life.
Certainly, the 35-year-old lately saved his native ice hockey membership from chapter.
The membership in query, Kolner Haie, are considered one of Germany’s greatest outfits however they’ve suffered financially in mild of the coronavirus pandemic.
With the membership embroiled in monetary turmoil, Podolski promised supporters of the membership that he would signal on if 100,000 digital tickets have been bought forward of the 2020/21 season.
The magic variety of tickets gross sales has been reached and now the previous Arsenal attacker might want to discover a strategy to steadiness his new ice hockey duties with the calls for of his soccer profession.
Having spent two-and-a-half years with Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe, Podolski joined Antalyaspor in January 2020, and he has scored two targets from eight Turkish Tremendous Lig video games to this point this season.
In a submit on Kolner Haie’s official website, Podolski expressed his delight that the 100k goal had been reached.
“I’m extraordinarily comfortable for the Haie, that we received the 100.000 tickets. I simply wish to say thanks to all of the folks and corporations that helped us.
“As soon as every part is a bit more calm we’ll sit along with the membership to see how this continues. No matter it can seem like: I’m wanting ahead to being a Haie participant.”