Bachmann believes his compatriot's previously wild reputation was an unfair media creation.
He told The Sentinel: "Marko and me do quite a bit of talking in the changing room, but also there's Philipp Wollscheid now who speaks German, Asmir is more or less fluent and Thomas can also speak German.
"Marko is a nice guy and comes from somewhere only half-an-hour from where I come from.
"Some people might say he's a different character, some people might say no he isn't.
"He has got a reputation, but the media pushes at things and things are not as bad as what he actually did."