October 4th, 2015
Mario Gomez has seen his career take a huge turn in a fairly short period of time as the German attacker was a consistent starter in Bayern Munich and helped the club in lifting major titles including: Bundesliga and the Champions League but that would be the high point in the career of Gomez as he later went on to join Fiorentina where he struggled to make an impact after scoring less than 10 goals in 2 seasons for the Italian club.
After having spent such a mediocre campaign with Fiorentina, the Italian club opted to allow Besiktas on making a move for Mario Gomez as he joined the Turkish outfit on a season long loan deal and they have the option to buy Gomez when the loan deal reaches it’s end.
The 30 year old German forward has revealed that he received offers from clubs in Germany as well as England in the Premier League but he decided to join Besiktas as it’s a better chance for him to play regularly in the main team and prepare himself for the upcoming 2016 Euro’s.
The 2016 Euro’s is less than 1 year away from kicking off and Mario Gomez is hoping that he can get in the German national and perform in the approaching tournament.
“I had offers also from England and Germany. Of course I know that the Turkish league is not on the same level as the Bundesliga, the Italian, Spanish or English leagues and looking from the outside, it’s a step back from Bayern to Fiorentina and then to Turkey, but everybody has the right to say what they like.’’
“I am 100 percent convinced by my decision and it is a considered choice.The European Championship next year is a big aim of mine and of course I believe I can make it there too. I just needed to take this step for Euro 2016. The coming months will show what direction things will move in.”
Even if Mario Gomez does get a starting role in Besiktas and starts scoring goals on a consistent basis in his new club, it will not guarantee him a place in the starting XI lineup of Joachim Low as the coach of the German national side has a lot of players who are competing for a chance to get into in his main team.
June 16th, 2015
Mario Gomez has gone from being a regular player in Bayern Munich and winning Bundesliga titles to turning into an unused substitute for Fiorentina. In 2 seasons, Gomez has made a total of 29 appearances for the Italian outfit Fiorentina and it has become clear that Gomez does not play an important role for Fiorentina and might not ever will.
Having only scored 4 goals in 20 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina, Vincenzo Montella does not have faith in Gomez and it’s staying to become more evident from what has happened in the past few months where Gomez has only been able to make 2 appearances from the last 8 matches of Fiorentina.
Gomez has a contract with Fiorentina which extends until 2017 but he being rumored of making a move to the American League, the MLS.
The New York Red Bulls and New York City FC are the clubs of the MLS that Gomez is being linked with but the German forward might be just too far away from the reach of the American clubs. Read the rest of this entry »
April 20th, 2015
AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi has admitted that the team needs to win its match against Palermo on Sunday at all costs in order to stay in the hunt for a European place next season.
This has been branded as the most important objective for the club after missing out on any form of European football this campaign. The arrival of Inzaghi is the replacement for Clarence Seedorf appeared to herald a new era for the club, but the club’s former striker has not been hugely successful this campaign. There have been times when Inzaghi could have been sacked had it not been for his good relationship with owner Silvio Berlusconi.
Things do seem to be looking on the up for Milan after they have won back-to-back matches. The first victory came against Cagliari at the San Siro. This was followed with a friendly victory over Reggiana. They undoubtedly seem to have given the team confidence but it will be apparent only if they get a victory against Palermo and it is easier said than done. Palermo have not managed to win in the last four matches and this probably represents the best chance for Milan to notch up their second consecutive league victory. The team are seven points away from the top four with 10 matches left. Read the rest of this entry »
March 11th, 2015
Fiorentina took a major step towards reaching the Champions League via the Europa League competition after managing to defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on two legs in the knockout stages.
After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Fiorentina were feeling confident that they can complete the job in front of their own supporters. Mario Gomez, who has been suffering from numerous injuries of late, turned out to be the hero of the second leg. He scored the club’s first goal in the 54th minute, while Chelsea’s on loan winger Mohamed Salah confirmed the victory with a 74th minute goal.
The arrival of Salah has been a major reason behind the recent spring in the step for Fiorentina. They have been able to close the gap to third placed Napoli. Another victory this weekend when they take on Inter Milan will eliminate one of their rivals for the Champions League spots. Gomez is almost certain to lead the line up and he is certainly benefiting from the presence of Salah. The Egyptian winger has been a breath of fresh air and he has already scored three goals in four league matches. Gomez says that the victory over Tottenham is a major statement of intent and he believes that the club can reach the final and possibly win it. Read the rest of this entry »
January 21st, 2015
Mario Gomez was once the most feared striker in Germany after completing a £ 25 million move from Stuttgart to Bayern Munich. In recent years, however, he has fallen down the ladder and he is now playing for Italian outfit Fiorentina.
Fiorentina appeared to have secured a great striker in the form of Gomez when they signed him in 2013. However, several injury problems and a loss of form has seen him score only one goal in the last 13 matches. He failed to improve on this statistic after failing to convert from the penalty spot against Parma.
Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella was a disappointed man after seeing his team suffered a 1-0 defeat against Parma. This has hurt his team’s chances of closing the gap on the teams chasing for the top three positions like Napoli and Lazio. Read the rest of this entry »