As soon as [Louis] is here or whenever Lukas gets to meet my son, he’s unbelievable, everybody would love to have a father like this, it’s remarkable how he changes and how he’s treating children. I didn’t expect that. He knows exactly what matters, what children need. A certain amount of closeness, but also that love he spreads around them, that’s what surprised me a lot!
- Per Mertesacker on Lukas Podolski’s ability to be awesome with children. (via seventeenlovesthree