"I saw him, he had not even played for Stade Rennes in the first team," he told Zeit. "I bet he did not know which foot he used in certain situations because he just did not think about it.
"I felt this is a really special player. Shinji Kagawa was one of those. We were in Japan ten times, but actually I was safe after the first 30 minutes of play. Nobody could grab it. With one move, he changed the entire direction of the game."