Ilkay Gundogan 's importance to his manager was evident before the German even set foot in England. He was Pep Guardiola's first signing but not just that - he was also injured at the time.
The Manchester City midfielder slammed Germany's poor performance in their shock 2-1 home defeat to North Macedonia, claiming they made it 'easy' for the European minnows.
In a wide-ranging interview with Mr Porter, the Germany international has lifted the lid on his life on and off the pitch, and revealed what it is like to play under two of the world's best managers.
Several of Joachim Low's squad have found form for their clubs with Ilkay Gundogan leading Manchester City's title charge. Chelsea's German contingent have also been reinvigorated.