It has been a disappointing campaign for Mario Götze, who has been overlooked by Pep Guardiola consistently at Bayern Munich this season.
The midfielder arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and immediately went on to make numerous appearances for Bayern in his first campaign. His second was even more productive after ending up with a nine goals and four assists in just 32 appearances. For some unknown reasons,Götze has been on the sidelines throughout the campaign. He has made only 17 appearances in all competitions this season. His lack of gametime with Bayern is causing a major threat to his international career.
After recently playing a major role in Germany’s victory at the World Cup 2014, Joachim Loew has had to discuss about the future of the 23-year-old in his latest interview. Such has been the decline of the player in the last 12 months. He is now linked with a move abroad with the likes of Liverpool interested in him. If it is a case of the player falling out with the manager,Götze will wait before he decides on the move. Guardiola will be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer and he will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti.Götze does not seem to be suffering from poor form after his squad in the 4-1 win for Germany against Italy.
“Mario earned this [performance] himself. I can understand why he may be playing less at Bayern at the moment because they have a great squad and he was injured for a long time.But Mario has worked hard in the past weeks, he did individual training sessions to get back to his best and I hope the game today gave him the self-confidence he needs for the coming weeks,” said Loew. Since his debut in 2010, Götze has made 50 appearances for the national team scoring 17 goals.