I visited my now former Dortmund teammate, Shinji Kagawa, in his home country in Japan. The visit proved that we not only got on wonderfully in the 84 games we played for BVB together, but also that we became very good friends off the pitch. On away trips and in the training camps we shared a room, and it was clear that I could trust him in the many conversations we had. In the photo, I’m not to be seen with Shinji, but instead his doppelganger! In the end even Shinji, who has a really good sense of humor, could smile about it.