Germany gets a visit from explorer Mike HornGerman national soccer players Lukas Podolski, from left, Benedikt Hoewedes, Roman Weidenfeller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Goetze and Andre Schuerrle sit on a boat in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The German team got some motivation help from explorer and adventurer Mike Horn during a sailing outing near their camp on Brazil's Atlantic coast. (AP Photo/Markus Gilliar, pool)
PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) -- Germany's World Cup squad got some motivational help from explorer and adventurer Mike Horn on Tuesday during a sailing outing near their camp on Brazil's Atlantic coast.
Horn talked about his exploits, such as the solo circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle and a North Pole expedition.
Germany captain Philipp Lahm was impressed, saying it was ''incredible what the human body can achieve.''
Lahm said the presentation by the South African-born Swiss explorer showed that ''we must be well prepared, and have to respect the opponent.''