Pep: Gotze is great, but Messi is the best

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“He’s probably the best 21 year old German attacker, but he’s not good as Barcelona’s most important player – Messi” – says Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola says that Mario has to work much harder to be compared with one of the best players in the World – Lionel Messi.
He impressed Bayern with his incredible performances in Borussia Dortmund, and was immediatly transfered to the Bavarians the next season.

Despite his performances, Guardiola is saying that people shouldn’t expect him to play on the same level as Messi, as he is still 21 years old.

“There are no comparisons between him and Messi. Lionel is the best player in history,” the Spaniard told reporters. He is in his first year here, which is not easy, but he has done well, played well.”

“He’s only 21 and he can still improve. He is already one of the best players in Germany. I try to help him, but Messi is at another level.”

Beckenbauer said that Pep Guardiola is not using Mario Gotze on the position where he proved is best. Gotze responded on that by saying that he has nothing against playing as a striker and that he’ll play wherever the coach wants him, to help the team.

Bayern Munchen is on a good path to show the same they did last season, they are first placed in Bundesliga, running 20 points to second placed Borussia Dortmund. In Champions league knock-out first leg, they won against Arsenal on away with 0-2.

Mario helped them this season a lot. In Bundesliga, in 18 matches he scored 6 times and made same number of assists. In Champions league, in 6 matches he scored 3 times and made 1 assist. While in cup, in two matches made 2 assists. These statistics are showing how important Gotze is important to Munich club.

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Lionel Messi is 26 years old while Gotze is 21, and there is no way these players can be compared as they are not the same type. While statistics shows that Gotze is good on position of attacker, so what Beckenbauer said leaves us questioning what he wanted to say.

Mario still frustrated after missing chances in the game

The 20-year-old German national player speaks to the press to reveal that he is still frustrated for the chances he missed agains Malaga C.F.

In the first leg match, Borussia played 0-0 against the Spanish football club. It was a very hard and interesting to watch game. If you are looking for a site where to bet on Soccer visit TopBet.eu. In the second leg, Borussia has beaten Malaga with 3-2, by Santana scoring a suspicious “deal-braking” goal.

“I could’ve helped the team out a great deal by scoring at least one goal,” he told reporters after the match. “It’s a shame that I wasn’t able to do that. We still have to be satisfied with the result and we still have a return leg.” – Gotze.

“We showed a good performance for an away match and created several decent chances,” said Gundogan. “Mario had three or four and he usually puts at least one of those away. It wasn’t meant to be but it was also important to keep a clean sheet.”

However, despite Mario’s misses, Borussia still managed to beat Malaga at home, and by that, secure their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Reus impressed Dortmund

The former Borussia Mochengladbach man impressed in the cup outing, and is raring to go ahead of the season curtain raiser against Werder Bremen on Friday.

Marco Reus is desperate to get the Bundesliga season underway after bagging his first goal for Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal against Oberneuland on Saturday.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Mario Gotze’s team from Borussia Monchengladbach for €17 million over the summer, struck first in BVB’s comfortable 3-0 win at the Weserstadion.

As well as being happy to have put in a good showing, Reus admitted that he cannot wait to play in front of a full house at Signul Iduna Park when his club face Werder Bremen on Friday night.

“I was pleased that I had a good game”, he is quoted as saying by derwestern.de. ”To get the early goal was very important and it was a great way to start the game.

“Quite simply, these fans are unbelievably great,” he continued to Bild. “It was a great taster ahead of Friday, when we will play against Werder in front of 80,000. I really can’t wait.”

The season curtain raiser against the Bremen side kicks off at 20:30CET.

Mario: “Reus and I can replace Kagawa at Borussia Dortmund”

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The 20-year-old believes he has what it takes to ease the pain of the playmaker’s Old Trafford exit, and also highlighted the threat that BVB’s new arrival can offer

Mario Gotze has claimed that he and Marco Reus are capable of replacing Shinji Kagawa at the head of the Borussia Dortmund midfield, after the Japan international’s summer move to Manchester United.

The Asian superstar moved to Old Trafford in a transfer worth up to 22 million euros, but Gotze has hit back at critics claiming his departure will weaken BVB’s chances of retaining the title for a second successive year.

“There is no question that he [Kagawa] is a really good player,” the 20-year-old told German newspaper Bild. “But I believe that we, as a team, have the players to compensate for his departure.

“It is true that I personally prefer to play as a No.10, because I’ve played there in my youth, but we have Marco Reus and other really good players that can play in that position.”

Gotze is also supremely confident that new arrival Reus, who joined from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer, can be a big hit at Signal Iduna Park.

“Marco is already a world-class player with incredible skills,” he continued. “Therefore, I am even more pleased that he is here. You can see in every training session that he fits in and brings high quality.

“He is a very quiet, very modest guy. When we were with the national team we spent every day together. Now he lives in Dortmund, and it’s really good for me; we are really close friends.”

The youngster then reflected on the injury problems that plagued his 2011-12 campaign, and claimed that his prolonged spell on the sidelines taught him many things.

“I learned a lot in terms of my body,” he said. “How my body reacts when I’m at my weakest and what to look out for. The new season starts at zero for me. These things are in the past, and have actually turned out to be a very instructive time.” (goal.com)

Gotze gets the nubmer 10

The playmaker, who had to be content with a place on the bench for die Mannschaft at Euro 2012 this summer, will wear the famous jersey for the new Bundesliga campaign

Mario Gotze has been handed the No.10 shirt by Borussia Dortmund, sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed.

The Germany playmaker, who made just an 11-minute cameo for his country at Euro 2012, has been rewarded for his club form by the Bundesliga champions, despite an injury-hit 2011-12 campaign.

“Mario has earned the 10 [shirt],” Zorc declared.

Gotze spoke of his pride at changing from No.11, and revealed that he had played with the coveted playmaker’s number on his back throughout his childhood.

“In my youth I’ve played only with it [the number 10 shirt]. And now being able to play with it in the Bundesliga, it’s amazing,” he told Bild.

And the 20-year-old is keen to live up to the standards of former incumbents Tomas Rosicky and Andreas Moller.

“Clearly this is a special number, but for me it does not carry any load. I see the 10 rather as an additional stimulus,” he concluded. (goal.com)