Mario Gotze Rejoins Borussia Dortmund

Mario GotzeGermany International, Mario Gotze has rejoined Borussia Dortmund after a 3-year spell at Bayern Munich.

This is according to a statement by Borussia Dortmund Chief Executive Officer, Hans-Joachim Watzke.

“I am personally very pleased that Mario has decided to return to Borussia Dortmund.

“I have since his departure in 2013, always hoped that he will one day return to us,” Watzke told the clubs website.

BVB Sporting Director Michael Zorc emphasised that “Mario is Dortmund born and bred, one of the best creative midfielders in Europe and still only 24 years old”.

Zorc added: “He had several transfer options on the table and he consciously chose a path that would certainly not be an easy one, a return to his hometown club.”

Gotze, 24, has also apologised to fans and also promised to do everything to convince them to accept him.

“When I completed the switch from BVB to FC Bayern in 2013, it was a conscious decision and one that I do not wish to hide from today,” said Mario Götze.

“Three years later, and now at 24 years of age, I am able to see the decision I made back then differently. I can understand the fact that many fans were unable to understand my decision.

“Nowadays I wouldn’t make the same choice again! If I am now to return to my hometown club, then I want to try to win everyone over – especially those who do not welcome me back with open arms – with my performances.

“My objective is to get back to playing my best football. For all of us, the club and the BVB fans.”

Subject to a medical, the attacking midfielder will sign a contract with the club until 30 June 2020 and recommence training at the beginning of August.

 

 

Thousands Welcome World Cup Winning German Stars

GERMANY RETURNSPlayers of 2014 FIFA World Cup winning Germany team were given a rousing welcome as thousands of fans greeted their heroes in Berlin after their triumph in Brazil.

Coach Joachim Low and his stars landed in the German capital as many had gathered since dawn to welcome the players who touched down from Brazil on Tuesday morning.

Captain Philipp Lahm was the first to step off the plane and was followed by club and German team-mate, Bastian Schweinsteiger, with a huge crowd singing “Football’s Coming Home” on the airport’s viewing terrace.

There were chaotic and jubilant scenes in Berlin city centre with thousands lining the streets to witness the players on top of the team bus emblazoned with the years they have won the competition – 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014 and was unveiling the famous trophy as the parade made its way to the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

The President of the German Football Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach was excited about the reception for the squad .

“This is a dream. Seeing this enthusiasm. I do not know what in our country more can trigger this sense of belonging as this World Cup.

“Our players are looking forward incredibly to enjoy this moment.”

Germany coach, Low held the trophy aloft to the sound of much cheering and applause as the truck slowly made its way through the thick crowds with hundreds of fans following behind as they hailed their heroes.

It has been an incredible few weeks for the Germany team, who began the World Cup by sweeping Portugal aside 4-0 before demolishing the Brazilian hosts 7-1 in the semi-finals which has led to the downfall of Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The final was more of a battle against a better Argentina side that had Barcelona star, Lionel Messi and it looked all set for a penalty shoot-out, only for midfielder, Mario Gotze, to volley in a stunning winner in extra-time as Low became the first man to lead a European team to World Cup glory in South America.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany Are Champions Of The World

Germany-2Germany have emerged as the Champions of the FIFA World Cup, Brazil 2014, after a hard fought 120 minute battle with Argentina at the Maracana, the first time the country is winning the trophy as a united country.

Former Borussia Dortmund player, Mario Gotze, became the hero for the Germans with a superb finish via an assist by Chelsea’s Andre Schürrle in the 113th minute.

The two substitutes combined to devastating effect for Germany. Schurrle made inroads down the left hand side, and lofted in a neat cross towards the near post. Gotze took it excellently on his chest and with time and space to move, stabbed it into the back of the net.

With seven minutes left on the clock, the South American threw in all they had left and Messi had a freekick in the final seconds of the game to save the game but ballooned the ball into the stands to add to the Argentine misery, a moment which summed up Messi’s night.

It had been a long and impressive road for both final competitors and Germany and Argentina provided a match that had all the elements of a World Cup classic.

The Germans were looking to finish something that they have started since 2010 whereas the Argentines were determined to return to the top by avenging an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing by the same opponents, which happened four years ago.

The Germans, with their fourth title, have now made history as the first ever European World Cup champion to emerge on South American soil.

German Goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, won the Golden Gloves Award for the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament, while Argentina magician, Lionel Messi, won the Golden Ball for the Best Player of the Tournament.

James Rodriguez of Columbia, though absent at the presentation, won the Golden Boot having scored the highest number of goals. The Monaco attacking midfielder scored six goals in Brazil, one more than Germany’s Thomas Muller, who won the trophy in South Africa in 2010.

The night’s German hero, Mario Gotze, also made history as the first ever substitute to score the winning goal in a World Cup final.

Germany are now a win behind Brazil, who have lifted the trophy on five occasions. Germany won the competition in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014.

Mario Gotze Became The Hero For The Germans With A Superb Finish In The 113th Minute To End The Final 1-0

Germany-2Germany have emerged as the Champions of the FIFA World Cup, Brazil 2014, after a hard fought 120 minute battle with Argentina at the Maracana.

The Borussia Dortmund player, Mario Gotze, became the hero for the Germans with a superb finish via an assist by Chelsea’s Andre Schürrle cross in the 113th minute.

The two substitutes combined to devastating effect for Germany. Schurrle made inroads down the left hand side, and lofted in a neat cross towards the near post. Gotze took it excellently on his chest and with time and space to move, and stabbed it into the back of the net.

With seven minutes left on the clock, Messi had a freekick in the final seconds of the game to save the game but ballooned the ball into the stands to add to the Argentine misery, a moment which summed up Messi’s night.

It had been a long and impressive road for both final competitors and Germany and Argentina provided a match that had all the elements of a World Cup classic.

The Germans were looking to finish something that they have started since 2010 whereas the Argentines were determined to return to the top by avenging an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing by the same opponents, which happened four years ago.

The Germans, with their fourth title, have now made history as the first ever European World Cup champion to emerge on South American soil.

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Wenger’s hope of signing Mario Gotze dashed

channels_television_mario_gotze_dotmund19 year old Mario Gotze dashed Arsene Wenger’s hope of getting him to wear the Gunners jersey even for at least a season as he decided to sign a contract extension of two years with his present club BVB until 2016.

On the club’s official website,the German said he is always comfortable in Dortmund being his hometown as he also wants to be amongst those who will complete development presently going on in the club since he is part of the players who started the recent resurgence.

Young Mario Gotze also attracted the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United as he has been tagged a hot prospect for the future by analysts.

The 19 year old joined Dortmund at age 9 and got his first appearance with the senior squad of Dortmund at age 17 which also earned him a place for his international cap for his homecountry Germany with the senior side.

Arsenal and Dortmund met in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League at the begining of the season and the two legged match marked the start of Wenger’s interest in Mario Gotze even though the youngster had little impact but was seen as a future potential by Arsene wenger.

According to Arsene Wenger ‘Mario Gotze is a very talented player with a great attitude but he is a plyer of the future’.

Wenger has started hunting for Mario’s alike in the transfer market as his hopes of signing the German ended without a passmark.