Mario Götze is back at Borussia Dortmund
Mario Götze, the world cup winning goal scorer for Germany, who didn’t find the place in regular eleven for Bayern Munich is back at his old club Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund resigned his star play-maker Götze for €26m (£21.7m) on a four year deal from Bayern Munich. Götze departed the club in somewhat acrimonious circumstances in 2013, having scored 31 goals in 116 matches for the club after his debut in 2008.
The 24 year old German international was one of the first signing of Pep Guardiola after his arrival as a coach for Bayern Munich in the summer of 2013. Gotze did win 3 Bundesliga title, 2 German Cup and a World Cup during his stay at Allianz Arena, but he never become the first choice player for the Bayern manager Pep Guardiola.
On his Facebook account Borussia Dortmund academy star Gotze writes that his decision to leave Dortmund in 2013 was one he regrets. “Today, three years later and at 24, I look at that decision in a different light,” he said.
Some fans subsequently claimed that the 24-year-old would not be welcomed back to the club, but the deal has now been confirmed by both sides, with Gotze signing a four-year contract until 2020.
The attacking midfielder has also apologized to fans for his move to Bayern, and insists he will work hard to regain their trust, telling the club’s official website: “When I switched from BVB to Bayern in 2013 that was a conscious decision that I will not hide myself behind today.”
“When I return to my home, I want to try to convince all people with my performances – especially those who will not receive me with open arms. My aim is to again play my best football. For all of us, the club and the BVB fans. “
Gotze who struggled to find his place in Bayern Munich starting eleven, and appeared in only 14 games has enjoyed success in his childhood club. He has also won back to back Bundesliga title for Dortmund being a major contributor.
The trio of Dortmund were missed by the fans and it’s good to see atleast they have the previous duo. Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski were the pillar of Dortumd glory days. Lewandowski followed on the footsteps of Gotze to join rival Bayern in 2014 but, Gotze is back now and if Lewandowski can make a come back too, the trio once again will be a lethal force in Europe.
Welcome back ???⚽️ @MarioGoetze
— Marco Reus (@woodyinho) July 21, 2016
Marco Reus, the club loyal and FIFA17 cover winner has welcome his old mate and duo would love to combine together once again. Their combination has won two back to back Bundesliga title for Borussia Dortmund in 2010-11 & 2011-12 season. Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Manchester United was a huge loss for Dortmund, but Mario Gotze is good enough to fill in his shoes.
Dortmund has almost lost his playing eleven in last five years but they still managed to stay at second position in Bundesliga. This year itself they have lost Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mat Hummels and Iikay Gundogan, their trio best, but good news is Gotze is back at the club. If, he will produce the same magic he used to produce three years back, the Messi of Germany can win the fans heart and Dortmund once again can enjoy their best of football.
Think of Westfalenstadion renamed “Signal Iduna Park,” atmosphere when Mario Gotze will prove his worth as a come back hero with stellar performances, the crowd will go crazy. The stadium is currently the largest football stadium in Germany with a capacity of 80,720 spectators, and hosted several matches in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including a semi-final. Borussia Dortmund enjoys the highest average attendance of any football club in Europe, at 80,478 per match (2010–11).
Dortmund has made some good signings after their star players loss. Mario Gotze, Ousmane Dembele, Sebastian Rode, Raphael Guerreiro, Marc Bartra, Emre Mor, Mikel Merino, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Janik Bandowski has joined the club for 2016-17 season. They have fill in the vacant space and Thomas Tuchel will be happy with his team, and he must be ready to deliver and Gotze come back is a huge boost for the Dortmund based club.