Record national player Lothar Matthäus is happy about the move from Mario Götze to Eintracht Frankfurt, but cannot imagine a return of the 2014 World Cup hero to the national football team at the moment.
“I don’t believe in it yet, but I would like to be taught better,” said Matthäus in the “Sky” interview.
Götze completed the last of his 63 international matches (17 goals) in November 2017. “Hansi Flick has a very large selection of experienced and young talents in his position,” said Matthäus: “We have Marco Reus, Thomas Müller, Kai Havertz, Jamal Musiala can also play there and Florian Wirtz is coming back. That’s why I would Instead of Mario, focus on why he came back to Germany, namely Frankfurt Eintracht.”
The transition from the Dutch Eredivisie to the Bundesliga is difficult. But if he performs properly with the Europa League winner and the performance is right, says Matthäus, “then Mario definitely has a chance to jump on the World Cup train.” The World Cup in Qatar starts on November 21st.
Götze switched from PSV Eindhoven to Hessen and signed a three-year contract there. “He will not only be an enrichment for Eintracht Frankfurt, but for the entire Bundesliga,” said Matthäus.