February 21st, 2014
Mario Gomez suffered an injury during Fiorentina’s match against Cagliari in September of 2013 which left him out of action and unable to play for 5 months and the German forward completed his recovery some weeks ago allowing him to be featured for a few minutes during his club’s match against Inter Milan.
The former Bayern Munich player was even seen on the sidelines of Fiorentina when they went head to head with Udinese but did not play during that match.
The 28 years old forward arrived to Fiorentina on July with a price tag of €20 million and made an instant impact for the Italian team as he scored twice on his 2nd league match with his new club.
Now that Mario Gomez is back in action with his club he had a few things to say about his former club Bayern Munich as he said that everyone in the German club is replaceable.
“From the quality of the team and the club, Bayern are outstanding. At the moment they are the measure of all things. When a new coach and a new system comes in, forwards can be swapped. This is normal in Munich. Everyone is replaceable.” Gomez admitted.
Gomez played with Bayern Munich from 2009 to 2012 and he was a consistent performer for the German team in just about every season but he saw his first team appearances for the club limited when Mario Mandzukic arrived.
Things got even tougher for Mario Gomez when the news concerning the arrival of Robert Lewandowski landed to his ears. The Borussia Dortmund forward will be making his introduction to Bayern Munich in the summer and Gomez decided to join a place where his chances on playing with the main squad are much wider which ultimately finished off with him moving to Fiorentina.
January 21st, 2014
Fiorentina man Mario Gomez suffered an injury just as Giuseppe Rossi also appeared to do his knee ligaments. This put the club at a major disadvantage in the race for the top three. Due to the signing of Gomez, who had won the Champions League in the summer, Fiorentina were expected to be one of the challenges for the top three or in fact the title. They have managed to sustain the race for the top three, but the injury to these key players has threatened to derail their campaign.
Gomez has taken to his official Facebook page to tell fans that he is close to recovering 100% and that they can expect to see him on the pitch sooner rather than later. He has also spoken about the pain of having to watch his teammates play without him. Gomez has not been playing for almost 4 months now, which is not the kind of absence Fiorentina would have been hoping when they signed him for around £ 15 million.
He has also paid tribute to Giuseppe Rossi, who he thinks is one of the best strikers in the world. However, the Italian is suspected to have damaged his knee ligaments for the third consecutive time, which put his future in question.
“As you can imagine, it’s not an easy situation for me. With Pepito (Giuseppe Rosssi) now injured, it’s nothing short of tragic. I’ve got my fingers crossed for him and wish him a speedy recovery. He is one of the best strikers in the world and we need him, just like I need to be playing football again now at long last. I don’t know if I’ve ever had such a difficult phase in my career. Two months have become almost four, and it’s starting to get on my nerves,” said Gomez.
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.