Bayern Munich recently managed to secure the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze, as they start the preparations for the arrival of Guardiola in the summer. Gotze has been a Bayern Munich target for a long time now, but the club has been unable to sign him since the player has been rejecting any advances up until now. Now, they have managed to agree personal terms with the 20-year-old, who is widely regarded as the best young talent in Germany right now.
They have also managed to capture his signature without connecting any negotiations with his club Dortmund since they activated his release clause of around £ 35 million. The move was announced ahead of the Champions league semi-final with Real Madrid, which is one of the biggest matches of the season. It is also especially important for Dortmund since they could reach the final of the competition after more than a decade. Germany national team manager Joachim Loew has expressed surprise at the timing of this announcement.
Dortmund manager Klopp has been calling for the fans to stay supportive of Gotze, as he still remains a Dortmund player with aspirations to beat Real Madrid. The club could face Bayern Munich in the final of the competition at Wembley.
“I was not surprised that a player is going to Bayern Munich. This is a top destination in the league, and I’m glad that Mario will remain in the Bundesliga. However, the timing of the announcement surprised me and I think that it was very questionable,” said Low after the announcement was made. Gotze had been linked with a move to several clubs including Arsenal and Manchester city in the last few months. He has had a brilliant season for Dortmund. The club are several points behind Bayern in the Bundesliga table.
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Germany manager Joachim Loew has said that his team should remain extremely focused despite the fact that there will be coming up against one of the minnows in the competition. Germany will be playing against Kazakhstan in the World Cup qualifying match. In the reverse fixture, Germany managed to beat their opposition 3-0, but many are expecting a much bigger scoreline this time around due to the fact that it will be at Germany’s home. As a result, there has been a relaxed atmosphere ahead of the match. Loew has said that he has warned his players enough about being complacent.
He has said that the team has not qualified for the World Cup yet, and they want to do so in style. A victory in the match could put Germany eight points clear at the top of the table. As a result, they believe that Germany almost into the finals of the World Cup. Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be a major absentee for the match as he is suspended. However, Loew has said that the team has enough quality players across the squad to be able to replace him for this match. Schweinsteiger was one of the players who scored in the reverse fixture.
“If you score a victory away then there is the danger that you keep this in your head for some time. We have to keep reminding the players that we are playing at home and we will only win if we have the right attitude. If we can start on the front foot, like we did against Sweden, and have the pressing, cohesive unit that we had the other night and stop Austria playing, then we can build our attacks from there,” said the Germany manager ahead of the match. Germany’s next match will be against Ecuador.
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