Back in 2014, Mario Götze would become a hero in Germany. Not only did he have all of the talent in the world, but he would deliver the World Cup-winning goal in extra time against Argentina. However, these days don’t see the footballing community smile to fondly on Götze. Between injuries and poor form, he’s not the player he once was. But worst of all, he’s not going to the World Cup in Russia.
Germany would announce their provisional World Cup squad on Tuesday, but Götze isn’t on it. His metabolic disorders have hindered his playing days in the meantime. Thus, leading to a poor run of form since the 2014 World Cup. Perhaps he should have never left Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich. But it’s more than that.
At the time, Götze was considered a ‘once in a generation’ talent. But now? He’s just a midfielder in the Bundesliga. He’s André Schürrle without the impact. Schürrle also isn’t going to Russia with Germany, by the way. How about that?
As for Götze, we hope he can find the form that once made him can’t-miss. However, it looks like these days are over. In his past three Bundesliga seasons, he has just six goals and nine assists. Is there still any hope for the once-Super Mario?