"The first target is to fight for the first three places (in the J-League) and to qualify for the (Asian) Champions League," Podolski said. "I think as well it is a nice challenge for me to see other countries and play against other big teams."
Japanese club Vissel Kobe has high expectations for Podolski →
Podolski, who had a shot blocked and had blazed over in the first half, again went close in the second before he finally claimed his 49th and last international goal for a perfect ending.
Podolski gets perfect send-off with winning goal for Germany →