Mario Götze knew how to be one of the figures of Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and the German team, champion of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but an illness kept him away from the pitch for a while and he is currently looking to regain his best level in PSV Eindhoven running second in the Eredivisie, behind champions Ajax.
The attacking midfielder who also works as a playmaker gave an interview to the site 11Freunde in which he spoke about his pending account as a player and that he still allows himself to dream about. "Celebrating possession football with this (Barcelona) team, together with Lionel Messi, would be a dream", said the German, revealing that his main objective is to be able to play alongside La Pulga.
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The most incredible thing is that Messi's dream is to win a World Cup, the only pending trophy in his showcase, and he did not achieve it precisely because Götze scored for Germany in the Maracana final in extra time. "I want to play the Champions League again", he insisted.
The 27-year-old could never win the Orejona, despite the fact that he did win the Club World Cup with Bayern Munich, a club he joined in 2013, after losing the Champions League final to Borussia Dortumnd. Now, in PSV he has the opportunity to play the continental tournament again if he manages to stay second, since Ajax already took first place, and therefore the championship.
Götze is ready to renew his contract, which for now ends in 2022, but warned that the only condition he has is that head coach Roger Schmidt remain in charge: "If Roger wanted to leave, I'd be worried". Although, a call from Ronald Koeman, it could also make him switch sides.
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Mario Götze suffered a rare disease
The German footballer suffered a metabolic disorder, which prevented him from burning fat normally, so he began to suffer constant muscle injuries, similar to what the Brazilian Ronaldo Nazario also suffered. That prevented him from shining at Bayern Munich and after returning to Borussia Dortmund where he was able to recover now he has found continuity at PSV.