One of the great “What If” stories in the history of German football will likely be the sad tale of Mario Götze. The 2014 World Cup hero is truly one of the hard luck tales in all of world footy.
What he was capable compared to how things played out is amazing to examine:
- What if he never moved to Bayern Munich?
- What if he was properly diagnosed with myopathy rather than scuffling long for years without knowing why he did not feel right?
- What is he was not caught up in a coaching carousel with Borussia Dortmund when he returned to the club?
Clearly, luck was not on Götze’s side in any of those situations. And it won’t be getting any better as Hansi Flick recently assessed a potential return to the German national team for the PSV Eindhoven man.
“His position the quality is simply very high here, I almost have an oversupply here,” Flick told kicker.
Flick is a well-known fan of Götze and still thinks the player has great skill. Flick even went as far as trying to convince Bayern Munich to sign him, but probably won’t be calling Götze back to Germany any time soon.
With Thomas Müller, Marco Reus, Leon Goretzka, İlkay Gündoğan, Kai Hvertz, Timo Werner, and Florian Neuhaus all capable of filling the attacking midfield role, Götze is just truly caught in a numbers game...and more bad luck.