December 5th, 2013
Fiorentina are set to welcome Mario Gomez back into the team. The German international was the major summer signing of the club, but he has not played for the last couple of months. He was injured in the middle of September while playing against Cagliari. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, but Vincenzo Montella was handed a bigger setback in the form of Gomez’ injury. After two months on the sidelines, he is set to return to first-team action sooner rather than later.
This will be a massive boost for the club, who are on the edges of the top three positions. They are close to taking advantage of Napoli’s poor form, which has seen them slip to third position in the table. Meanwhile, Fiorentina have been slowly picking up points that was not the case at this stage last season. As a result, they missed out on the Champions league in the final round. The return of Gomez should help them sustain this form even after the winter break. It is expected that the striker will be back for the weekend’s match against Hellas Verona.
“The Germany forward will therefore gradually begin training again with the rest of the squad,” said doctor Francesco Giron.
After several seasons at Bayern Munich during which time he won many trophies including the Champions league last season, Gomez is expected to be Italian Serie A’s top scorer this campaign. The 28-year-old has made just three appearances for the club this campaign, but he has already scored two goals in these matches. They are currently fifth in the table with a match against Udinese. This will be a tough test for the team especially without the services of Gomez, who is expected to partner Giuseppe Rossi when he returns from injury in the next few days.
October 24th, 2013
Fiorentina have received a major boost in their hopes of qualifying for the top three of the Italian Serie A with the news that star striker Mario Gomez could be back in the next three weeks. The striker suffered an injury at the start of the season, which was expected to rule him out for up to 7 weeks. The German international moved to Fiorentina only in the summer in search of regular football, and he comes after having won the Champions League in the summer. The presence of such a quality striker along with Giuseppe Rossi boosted the chances of Fiorentina qualifying for the Champions league next season.
However, the 27-year-old suffered an injury at a crucial stage in the season. It has proven to be not a great factor for Fiorentina, as they have been able to get 12 points from their opening seven matches of the season, but they are without a victory in the last three matches. They have also won only one encounter in the last five. This disappointing run of form has threatened to destroy their hopes of a top three finish, but Doctor Paolo Manetti has said that the striker will soon be ready for action.
It is expected that Gomez will be involved when Fiorentina face Milan in the first week of November.
“There have been numerous news stories predicting variable recovery times for Gomez. We confirm the original estimate of six to seven weeks. His recovery is going very well and today Mario had a double check-up with both our consultant and in Munich. The tear has healed, so now it is a matter of slowly starting specific training without putting too much stress on the area. He won’t be able to work on the pitch just yet, as that will be possible next week,” said Manetti.
July 23rd, 2013
German international striker Mario Gomez has promised to bring a winning mentality to his new club Fiorentina and has vowed to help Vicenzo Montella’s side lift its first title in over a decade. The Germany hitman recently made the move to Florence after spending several years on the books of Bayern Munich and won the treble with the German giants last year. Gomez has penned a four year deal with Florence outfit and will look to help the club scale the heights they did in the late 1990s.
The last title the club lifted was the Coppa Italia or the Italian Cup back in 2001 and the 28 year old hopes he is able to lead the club to the heights it achieved under the legendary Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta, who is still considered as a legend in the city.
Speaking during his unveiling at his ne club, Mario Gomez also admitted that it was the new Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola who advised him to take the plunge with Fiorentina and stated that he is happy he decided to come to the club after a rousing ovation by the fans.
Gomez admitted that having won everything there was to win in Germany with Bayern, he is hungry for more titles and his first target is to win a title in Italy. He mentioned that the club has guaranteed him an ambitious future in the league and they want to take a step forward and he hopes he can help the club in their project.
Mario Gomez asserted that he will not go as far as promising a certain number of goals but did mention that he wants to score the goals that will help the club achieve the success on the field that they crave so much in the upcoming seasons.