He said: “I first met Jose Mourinho at Michael Ballack’s farewell game in Leipzig last week. He was in charge of my team, the World Select side.
“We met before the game, he shook my hand and told me ‘Everything has gone through, and you are my player’. That was a wonderful feeling.
“My first impression of him was that he truly has a special personality. He is a cool guy as well.
“I spoke about him with my national team-mates Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil, who have played under him for Real Madrid.
“They both told me he is the best coach they have ever worked with.
“I don’t fear suffering the same fate as Marko and just being a replacement. I will try to make my way at Chelsea.”