“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.