When asked to assess the 33-year-old striker's work in training, Magath had nothing but praise.
"Not that it surprised me, because he is known for his personality, but it really impressed me to see a player of his resume that keeps training as if he were still young," the coach said. "He's going for broke.
"The fans are delighted with him. It is an incredible thing; his colleagues immediately recognised him as a leader. His adaptation is magnificent.
"I'm sure he is not going to fail. He still has the competitive spirit that made him great at Real Madrid."