J-League: Lukas Podolski Wore Very Special Pair Of Custom Boots For His Vissel Kobe Debut (Photo)

Chris Wright

1st, August 2017

Lukas Podolski made his J-League debut for Vissel Kobe on Saturday evening, scoring twice in a 3-1 victory over Omiya Ardija.

The German striker also decided to dress up all nice for the occasion, donning a very special pair of custom boots.

Indeed, Poldi had his old Adizeros plastered with a graphic of Kojiro Hyuga, a character from the ever-popular Captain Tsubasa manga series…

According to Soccer King Japan, the Captain Tsubasa books and cartoons were a massive “buzz hit” in Germany in the 1990s, when and where Podolski was obviously an avid fan.

The following video shows the ex-Arsenal striker scoring his first two goals for Vissel, though oddly it appears that he had changed out of his Tsubasa boots by that point…

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