Mario Götze has to leave Borussia Dortmund. Will the World Cup hero stay in the Bundesliga? Lothar Matthäus has already spoken.
- After this season, Mario Götze's contract at Borussia Dortmund expires .
- Michael Zorc has confirmed that the paths will separate at the end of the season.
- There is interest from Lazio Rome. Does Götze go to Italy or does he stay in the Bundesliga?
Update from May 24, 7:19 p.m .: Mario Götze will leave BVB, that is certain since yesterday. World champion colleague Bastian Schweinsteiger thinks this is "very, very unfortunate" as he explained in the "Sports Show". “We all know that Mario Götze was a very great talent. Now almost 28 years old, he is in the best football age. That is why I hope that he will find a club where he can get more minutes of play. ”Götze's future does not have to be“ a very large club ”, the seasons should be in the foreground. Would he get it from Hertha? This deal is now speculated again. (see update from 10.26 a.m.).
Mario Götze: BVB out! Spectacular Bundesliga deal is in the room
Update from May 24th, 10:26 am: Lothar Matthäus already has a concrete idea of how things could go for Mario Götze after the BVB exit. "I would be happy to see the name Götze in the Bundesliga," said the record national player at Sky . Matthew also provides the name of a potential employer.
“ Hertha BSC , this idea has charm. He can surely increase the playful quality at Hertha, ”explained the TV expert. Götze would have to prepare for a “little salary waiver” when moving to Berlin. "But that doesn't hurt him. He has earned quite a bit in the past ten years, ”said Matthäus on Saturday evening.
Bruno Labbadia is now exactly the right coach for the last stagnating Götze. “Labbadia gives players confidence, as you can see with Vedad Ibisevic. Perhaps Hertha is writing a success story with Götze, ”speculated Matthäus.
Mario Götze: BVB hammer! World Cup hero must leave Dortmund - "It makes no sense"
Update from May 23, 3:00 p.m .: Spectacular news in the case of Mario Götze - 30 minutes before a Bundesliga game. BVB sports director Michael Zorc said on the sky microphone that Borussia Dortmund will not extend the contract with world champion Mario Götze , which expires in the summer . The winner of the 2014 World Cup must leave Borussia Dortmund.
"We discussed it that way. It makes no sense to either side. The situation is unsatisfactory . It is normal for him to look for a new task, "explains Zorc:" He is a very deserved player, comes from our youth. It is also in his spirit that he is looking for a new job, perhaps abroad. "
Zorc continues: “I have had a very clean conversation with Mario in the past few days. We have agreed that we will not continue to work together after the season. It is in the interests of both parties. Mario is a really good boy . In addition, I believe that it will still be important to us this season. ”
Zorc said about the decision: “Both sides are in a situation that is not necessarily satisfactory. And then I think it's normal that he's looking for a new job. He is a very deserved player of ours, he comes from our own youth. It was a joint decision. It is also in his spirit that he is looking for a new job, perhaps abroad . We'll see."
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Favre unusually clearly about Götze: "You have to tell the truth"
Update from May 22, 2:42 p.m .: Mario Götze probably has no future at BVB. At the press conference before the Bundesliga matchday, coach Lucien Favre became unusually clear about the world champion.
Favre about the 27-year-old: "We are currently playing in 3-4-3. I spoke to him clearly. It is not the ideal system for him. You have to tell the truth! "
Clear words. Dortmund had initially played in 4-2-3-1 - that the successful 3-4-3 system will now be changed again is considered extremely unlikely - and will continue to fuel rumors of changes, such as that recently to Italy.
BVB: Mario Götze will soon be gone? Italy club knocks - tempting offer
First report from May 7, 2020, 8:22 p.m .: Munich / Dortmund - It certainly sounds a bit macabre. But Mario Götze can probably be counted among the group of sporty Corona victims. The contract of the World Cup final scorer from 2014 expires after this season , he will hardly be able to stay with Borussia Dortmund like apparently seven other stars. Because coach Lucien Favre simply no longer relies on the 27-year-old. In all six Startelfeinsätze it brought idol in the interrupted season, this year he was so far only 17 minutes on the court.
So the father-to-be had hardly any opportunity to stand in the shop window before the corona forced break and to prevent his market value from shrinking. But the pandemic is making the situation even more difficult, as hardly any club will throw the money out of the window with both hands in the upcoming transfer period - as it sometimes seemed in recent years. The generous hand money hoped for as a free transfer star with an international reputation will probably also be a few sizes smaller.
Karl Lauterbach and Kevin Kühnert had not given the DFL plans good hair until recently. Both apparently still like to watch ghost games. *
Mario Götze: Interest apparently from Milan and Rome
After all, there is obviously a market for Götze. There is more and more evidence of a move to Italy . Inter Milan is said to have knocked last summer, which reported the Gazzetta dello Sport at that time. Now the Italian daily sports newspaper reports that Lazio is considering a commitment by the filigree technician. Also, AC Milan and AS Roma were taken already as a possible third professional station Gotze after the BVB and Bayern into play. Italy again and again.
But back to Lazio. At the capital's club, Igli Tare, a former Bundesliga professional, is the sports director. The Albanian took over the position as soon as he retired in 2008 - three years later thanks to the coup with Miroslav Klose . Both played together at 1. FC Kaiserslautern for a few months at the beginning of the career of the German national team's top scorer .
Mario Götze: At Lazio Rome he could play Champions League
The name Götze should still only be played as an idea with the Romans. Every euro wants to be spent with particular care in corona times. After all, Lazio, as runner-up in Serie A, are heading for their first participation in the Champions League after 13 years and, with just one point behind Krösus Juventus Turin, even have intact chances for the third championship title.
The prospect of further appearances in the premier class could be a real pound for Götze. With the “Golden Boy” from 2011, after ten years in the Bundesliga, there are some indications that the leap abroad could be imminent. He has recently been represented by the Düsseldorf agency "International Soccer Management" . Her clients also include Götzes BVB colleagues Emre Can, Mahmoud Dahoud and Marwin Hitz as well as the longtime Borusse Nuri Sahin.
Mario Götze: Now the same consultant as his trainer Favre
ISM boss Reza Fazeli also takes care of the concerns of professionals in Ligue 1 or Eredivisie. And about Götze's current trainer Favre. Even if he will certainly not have played a role in his decision to change consultants . In an interview with the German Press Agency , Götze spoke of " setting the course for the future of mine". He took this step with "intensive considerations".
He does not want to rush into the even more important decision: "What the sporting future will bring will only become apparent when a little normality has returned." At least the Bundesliga wants to resume play in May in order to make the interrupted season one worthy end. Maybe Götze will still have a few opportunities to show off his skills. Lazio sports director Tare will probably take a closer look.
The BVB is meanwhile vying for an ex-Schalke star. On tz.de * there is a commentary on the lessons that clubs have to learn from the economic problems in the Corona crisis. Apparently there are even plans according to which the players will come up with masks.
May the DFB Cup final take place in front of spectators? Ambiguous statements by DFB President Fritz Keller make one sit up and take notice. UEFA has presented two scenarios for the continuation of the Champions League.
* tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.
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