What are your tips to the aspiring footballers in India?One has to work very hard each and every day. But above all, we as strikers must not think about missed chances. Instead, we must focus on the next opportunity.
You are part of an attacking formation comprising Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger. What is the chemistry like?There’s a great atmosphere in our squad! Ribèry and Robben are instinct footballers, but we practice certain moves in training.
How do you compare Asian players with their European and Latin American counterparts?Asian football has caught up a lot. You see this at the World Cups. There are a number of good Asian footballers playing in Europe — in Takashi Usami we have a Japanese player at FC Bayern.