You won't believe what Guardiola said to Mario Gotze

Published Add your comment

Mario Gotze has received plenty of praise from his coach and fellow team mates after his goal against Greek champions Olympiakos on Wednesday. "I love Gotze," said Pep Guardiola. Pep even complimented Gotze's playing style and ability, and admitted to the vast potential Gotze has. 

This comes after months of animosity between the two men and a summer full of transfer rumours revolving around Gotze's future in Bavaria. It seemed very likely that Gotze would leave in the summer as his game time was decimated after Lewandowski's arrival. Luckily, for Bayern, Gotze elected to stay at the Bavarian club as he continues his fight for game time. 

Gotze, a World Cup winner, and the scorer of the decisive game-winning goal in the German triumph over Argentina last summer, was able to prove his outstanding offensive prowess again by scoring a spectacular goal past Olympiakos keeper Roberto. 

Article continues below

However, the question of whether or not Gotze will get more game time after his goal scoring heroics is another matter. Pep Guardiola has been given an extremely difficult task of picking his starting strike force before every game.

Given a talented array of strikers and attacking midfielders such as Robert Lewandowski, Douglas Costa, Arturo Vidal and Thomas Muller, Gotze is often left out of the starting lineup. Even worse, many youngsters are also given the opportunity to play in the Bayern games while Gotze is often left warming the bench. With the return of Ribery and Robben, Gotze's opportunities to play for Bayern become even more limited. 

Article continues below

This could be a positive turning point for Gotze's career in Bayern. The relationship between Gotze and Guardiola seems to have be mended at this point. Bayern will host Croatian darkhorse Dinamo Zagrab on September 29. 

Can Gotze become one of the best players in the world?

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Mario Gotze

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again