Mario Gotze has given his honest opinion of Usain Bolt after training with him at Dortmund

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Usain Bolt's attempt to make a career for himself in football is intriguing.

The fastest man in history dominated athletics for the best part of a decade and now wishes to do the same in a completely different sport.

However, he is yet to win a contract with a professional side.

The 31-year-old has had trials at both Borussia Dortmund and Norwegian side Strømsgodset but failed to win a contract with either team.

He is now on trial with Australian outfit Central Coast Mariners for an 'indefinite period'.

The question remains: Can Bolt make it in professional football?

Signs are not encouraging thus far. While his physical attributes are obviously world class, many think he lacks the technical skill needed to make a career for himself.

But that's not the same idea shared by some of the biggest names in the sport.

World Cup winning manager Vicente del Bosque came out in support of Bolt earlier this week, saying he could be a 'very good footballer' and that his best position would be full-back.

Usain Bolt is currently on trial with Central Coast Mariners

And now Mario Gotze, the man who scored the winner for Germany in their World Cup triumph over Argentina in 2014, has given his honest opinion of the Jamaican after training with him at Dortmund.

Gotze admits he 'expected him to be worse' and that he thinks he can make it in football.

“It was very interesting to have Usain Bolt here. Just to meet him in person and to see an athlete from a different kind of sport come here to try to play soccer,” Gotze told Omnisport, per

Gotze was impressed with Bolt in Dortmund training

“It was very interesting and really cool to see that.

“For sure you notice that he comes from another kind of sport, that he did athletics and that he works very straightforward on the field. You definitely noticed that.

“But he did quite well. I have to admit that I expected him to be worse.

“It’s was pretty nice that he was here, especially because of what he reached in his sport. That’s phenomenal.

“I think he can make it. I don’t really know the level of the Australian league and I don’t know the teams there.

“But sure, he is a sportsman and he has a lot of abilities that are important to be successful in football, too.”

It seems Bolt has the support of some of the world's biggest names in football.

He just needs a manager to show the same faith in him so he can realise his dream.

Do you think Bolt can make a career for himself in football? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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