Sky Sports Germany pundit and former German international Lothar Matthäus believes Mario Götze has a high possibility of making this year’s World Cup squad. Both Matthäus and German national coach Hansi Flick witnessed an impressive Götze performance on the weekend as Eintracht Frankfurt beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1.
Speaking to Sport Bild, Matthäus spoke highly of the midfielder and suggested that his recent performances could be enough to secure a place at next month’s World Cup.
“Hansi Flick saw a Mario Götze in outstanding form today. I could imagine that he has a huge chance of making the squad. He has outstanding skills and has shown once again that he belongs to the national team,” explained the 61-year-old former player.
According to Bild, Götze was close to being called up for the international matches in September but after conversations between both coach and player, they decided it was best for the midfielder to use the time to rest. Götze last played for Germany in 2017 during a 2-2 draw with France.
Having previously won the tournament in 2014, Götze, now 30, has both experience and form on his side. Should he make the squad for the World Cup in November it will be some comeback story.
GGFN | Jamie Allen