After the World Cup, many players have praised and swooned about the atmosphere within the team. How did you experience it as a newcomer?
At first I expected to see many little groups in the National Team. But on the second day I felt like an adequate member of the team that had played 100 caps already. The way the guys welcomed and included me was incredible, that goes for everybody: Hummels, Lahm. Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Özil, Neuer - everyone. I still talk to Manuel Neuer on the phone a lot.