Master and back in DFB-Elf: Mario Götze announces big plans

Champion and back in DFB-Elf
Mario Götze announces big plans

Mario Götze has big plans after moving to PSV Eindhoven: In an interview, the Rio world champion says that he wants to fight his way back into the national team. Götze also reveals that a return to Bayern would have been possible before going to Holland.

Ex-world champion Mario Götze (28) has big goals after his surprising move to the Dutch first division football club PSV Eindhoven last autumn. He wanted to achieve a lot, said the midfielder to the "Eindhoven Dagblad". "Winning championship with PSV, returning to the national team".

He feels very much at home in Eindhoven, said Götze. The decision also suited his phase of life. Götze had become a father for the first time in the summer. "I'm happy, totally happy now. I really like it here." And he is no longer in the focus of the media as before in the Bundesliga. "It's a new experience. Quite a nice side effect."

In October Götze, who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, surprisingly moved to Eindhoven after his contract with Borussia Dortmund expired. He said that he had been thinking about going abroad for a long time. The German coach of the Eredivisie Club, Roger Schmidt, then tipped the balance.

"He said the situation at PSV and the timing is ideal for me." In his own words, Götze had "other options" with top clubs abroad and his ex-club, FC Bayern. But then the choice fell on Eindhoven. "On the last day of the transfer window, October 6th, my wife and I decided: We'll do this."

Twelve days later, Götze was on the pitch for Eindhoven for the first time. "The debut came faster than I expected," said Götze now. Since then, the ex-international has scored four times for Eindhoven. PSV are second in the league behind record champions Ajax Amsterdam and in the knockout round of the Europa League. In interviews before moving to the Netherlands, Götze had announced that he was playing football primarily for the dream of winning the Champions League.

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