Podolski, who is a substitute striker for the German national team, said that the Formula One legend is a good friend, a good guy and is also crazy about football.
Podolski said that maybe Schumacher watched the game or knew about the result, the BBC reported.
Schumacher had been in a medically induced coma after he hit his head on a rock in a skiing accident in the French Alps on 29 December and remained in an intensive care unit in the French city of Grenoble for almost six months.
The seven-time world champion is reportedly at a Swiss hospital in Lausanne currently, closer to his family's home.
Meanwhile, Mercedes' driver Lewis Hamilton, who was world champion in 2008, said that it was amazing to hear of Schumacher's progress, adding that everywhere he goes people ask about the former world champion.
Hamilton said that it is really positive to hear there is some progress and to hear that Schumacher is now really in that wake-up phase is really, really encouraging.