For Mario Götze, the door to participating in the World Cup with the national team is still open.

    “It’s relatively simple: He has to perform at his best. He has to show that he’s fit, that he can be an alternative for the players who are currently with the national team, they’re not bad either,” said national soccer coach Hansi Flick at “DAZN” before the start of the Bundesliga season the requirements for the newcomer from Eintracht Frankfurt.

    The 30-year-old Götze returned to the Bundesliga after two years at PSV Eindhoven. The midfielder made his last appearance for Germany in November 2017 against France. He was no longer nominated for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    “We will take a close look at who can help us in the end to achieve our big goal of getting as far as possible in the World Cup,” said Flick, referring to the squad selection for the World Cup in Qatar.