Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Michael Ballack was glad to be selected from the start of his team's 2-0 win against Hannover in the Bundesliga.
"I'm glad I played from the start and got the confidence from the coach," the 34-year old told Spiegel. "I wasn't sure where I stood. The coach believed in me. I had been injured a long time, but there were no problems."