Cologne - Former Borussia Dortmund, SV Werder Bremen and DSC Arminia Bielefeld defensive specialist Patrick Owomoyela has linked up with the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga to bring Bundesliga fans even closer to their heroes.
In our brand new feature, two-time Bundesliga champion, double winner and former Germany international will be interviewing some of the biggest names in German football on a monthly basis.
Before kicking things off with VfL Wolfsburg star Max Kruse next week, bundesliga.com caught up with the 35-year-old to find out more about his new adventure and what he makes of the season so far…
bundesliga.com: Patrick Owomoyela, you are now interviewing a star a month for the DFL, starting with Max Kruse. How do you like your new role?
Patrick Owomoyela: I'm really looking forward to it and I think it's great to be able to do these interviews on a different level. I know most of the players personally anyway and that makes it a relaxed atmosphere. As a former player, I also know what it's like to have to answer the same bland questions over and over so I'm now trying to give interviews which we can all enjoy. So far, it's been going really well. I'm really enjoying it and we're running a little competition with the players too. It's going to be very interesting for the fans..
bundesliga.com: Do you think that you have an advantage, being a former player and former team-mate?
Owomoyela: It definitely makes things more relaxing, but I don't think I am better than any other journalist (smiles) – I'm just different. The players respond to me differently because I am or was one of them, and the interview benefits from that.