Borussia Dortmund striker has suffered from various injuries a lot during his career, but now he is set and feels ready to go for new heights.
“Normally during a career, it’s not just going up, except maybe Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but stagnation or even setbacks are also included.
“Then it is important to realise that it is the way it is – no problem. Injuries just belong to a footballer career. What others make of it is their thing, but it is very important that you are stable in your mind.
“When you’re out so long, you have to keep in mind that the body, and in my case the knee, has changed as a result of the operation.
“It takes a certain amount of time to regain your rhythm – not only in the games, but also in training. It was also important that I suffered no setbacks in the injury phase.
“For me it is finally certain: I feel good, everything is fine, let’s go.”