23 September 2013
Sami Khedira was chosen as the 2013 ambassador for German football for his positive contribution to the image of his country throughout the world. The Whites’ midfielder, who was voted for by German fans for the award organised by the Deutscher Fussball Botschafter, beat Miroslav Klose (Lazio) and Per Mertesacker (Arsenal). "It is an honour to win this award that is chosen by the fans. It means I've done a good job in Madrid for the past three years. I'm happy and want to play at Real Madrid for many years", he said. Roland Bischof, creator of the awards, made the presentation to the Whites’ player, who donated it entirely to the Realmadrid Foundation: "It does a great job and I want to help them". Holger Obermann and Dettmar Cramer were also recognised.
The German also spoke about yesterday’s win against Getafe in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium: "We played a great match and got a good result, even though the first 15 minutes were not good. After that we turned the score around and we are very happy. Cristiano Ronaldo and Isco scored two great goals".
Finally, with reference to the quality of the squad that he is a part of, he said: "It is very important to for us to have a team in which anyone can play because we have many high-level and high-intensity matches. We have a quality squad and we are all happy".