He said: "To see the boys doing so well inspires you to be a part of that. That was one of the things that kept me going.
"I left off from the excitement of coming into the season and hoping to push on. Because I only played 45 minutes it feels like I've just come back from pre-season.
"It's a big year for us and at the end of it there's the possibility of going to the World Cup. That's another thing that motivates me. Players like Ozil coming in and the form of all the team was all added motivation to get back and playing."
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