Ilkay Gündogan has revealed that he and his Borussia Dortmund teammates often arrived drunk at training at the end of their Bundesliga title-winning campaign.
In 2010-2011, Jürgen Klopp's Dortmund were on their way to their first Bundesliga title for nine years. With a six-point lead and four games of the season left, BVB players started to celebrate.
"After the games we often went out with eight to ten players, many of us being single. In training the next morning, we usually arrived quite drunk - and you could see this," Gündogan revealed in excerpts, published by Bild, from the not-yet-released Jürgen Klopp biography written by journalist Raphael Honigstein.
"I think we've done this in the right measure and it bound us together even more."