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‘I never got told off for soaking Arsene!’

Lukas Podolsk

After completing a brilliant comeback to beat Hull in the 2014 Emirates FA Cup final, Lukas Podolski capped off the day by pouring champagne all over Arsene Wenger.

Speaking on our In Lockdown podcast, the German spoke about how it feels to win the oldest competition in football -- and what the boss said about his celebrations.
 
"It was a huge game," Podolski said. "It was nine years without winning a trophy and then we get to Wembley, to the final against Hull and everyone before the game said, 'This is going to be an easy win for Arsenal' but the game was hard for every one of us, in the end we did it.

 
"It was something special to play at Wembley and to see one half [of the stadium] Arsenal fans and the other half Hull City fans. It was a great thing and it's what you play football for. For us it was a special game and I'm happy to get a trophy with Arsenal.
 
"I think everyone saw it on the pitch, everyone was happy, you see the picture of me with the bottle running behind Arsene. There are some funny pictures on social media running around. No, no [he never told me off for that]. I never talked with him about that. When I meet him again I will show him this picture!
 
"For me always the fans are important at every club where I was playing because the fans are the club. You can never forget that. Players, coaches or staff always come and go but the fans always stay with the same club.
 
"That's why it was special to celebrate with the fans as well when we went round on the bus through London, it was something very special for me and I have all these memories."
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