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The Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has helped his team to 17 points clear at the top of the table with his goal against Hoffenheim. Bayern Munich were coming into the weekend’s match against Hoffenheim on the back of a spectacular run of form, which has seen them lose only once this season.
The team has also conceded just eight goals in 24 league matches. This has allowed them to open a massive advantage at the top of the table over second placed Borussia Dortmund. They are on course to lift the Bundesliga title a few months before the end of the campaign itself. (more…)
The Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has said that he is extremely happy with the performance of his team despite dropping two points in the recent Bundesliga match against Borussia Moenchengladbach. Bayern Munich have been the team to beat in the Bundesliga this season and they are on course to lifting the first league title after a gap of three years. They already have a nine-point advantage over the second-placed team Bayern Leverkusen. Hence, the manager Heynckes was not too worried with the 1-1 draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach during the weekend. This draw means that Bayern Munich have now dropped four points in the last three matches.
However, the performance of the team was good enough to suggest that they will be able to maintain their position at the top of the table in the second half of the season as well. After this weekend, the German league will be going on a break and will resume only in the third week of January. Bayern Munich have lost only one match so far this season, while they have scored a blistering 44 goals in the league. They have also conceded just seven goals in the 17 matches played so far. Many have predicted that they would win the title as early as in March.
“I am very happy, even though we only drew 1-1. We dictated the game for 90 minutes, especially in the second half. We played outstandingly well and did not give Borussia an opportunity to score. It was definitely not easy to defend against them, but I think that we deserved to win because of our second-half performance. Ter Stegen was the best player on the pitch, he was outstanding,” said the Bayern Munich manager. Pressure was on Heynckes to deliver the title this season and he seems to be delivering so far.
The German international and Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has said that he cannot wait for the return to the first team action. The 27-year-old has missed the first few matches of the pre-season and the season itself due to an injury. He suffered the injury in the pre-season. As a result, he had to undergo a minor operation. Now, he is expected to return to the first-team action in the next few weeks. He has spent the last six weeks in the injury table, which has been very frustrating according to the former Stuttgart man.
Mario Gomez is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world and he scored more than 35 goals in all competitions for the German club last season. He is once again expected to be the spearhead of the Bayern Munich attack this season, despite the fact that the club has signed a few players like Claudio Pizarro. They were expected to replace the striker in the first few weeks of the season. Now, that the star striker is back from injury, he is expected to go straight into the first-team action. Mario Gomez scored 26 goals in the league alone last season.
Despite being an excellent season personally, the striker recently expressed his disappointment at not being able to win any major title. Even more disappointing for the 27-year-old was the fact that Bayern Munich managed to go extremely close to winning a title, but did not manage to win at least one. They lost in the league to Dortmund, while it was a similar case in the DFB Polkal cup as well. They were very confident of winning the Champions League title on the home ground, but were beaten by Chelsea 4-3 on penalties in the final of the competition.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has said that he expects an attacking style of football from the Germans when they face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final between the two clubs.
Bayern Munich come into the match on the back of the 2-1 advantage from the first leg after Mario Gomez scored in the last minute of the game to give the Germans a decisive advantage. This has led many to believe that Bayern Munich will be going for a defensive approach when they visit the Santiago Bernabeu. Gomez, though, has rejected such suggestions by saying that he expects Bayern Munich to play their regular game.
“We will attack, just as Real will do. If we put in a performance like we did in the home leg, we will get into the final. For us it is clear, that we will have to score one or two goals. We are in a position to do this, we have outstanding attacking players. But we have to remain compact and tight, then very good counter-attacking opportunities will present themselves,” Mario Gomez said ahead of the second leg encounter between the two clubs. Real Madrid can still have the advantage of the match due to the presence of an away goal and also the support of the home fans.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has said that the pressure of having to win every match in order to keep up with leaders Borussia Dortmund has been one of the reason for Bayern Munich not performing well since the Christmas break. Borussia Dortmund are currently the leaders of the Bundesliga table, as they have taken over from Bayern Munich. This comes as a total surprise for those who have not been in touch with the Bundesliga, as Bayern Munich were flying earlier in the season. It looked like none would be able to catch Bayern Munich in their quest for the Bundesliga title.
However, champions Borussia Dortmund have been able to recreate their form once again, as they now lead the table by a healthy points difference over Bayern Munich. Mario Gomez has been one of the best players for Bayern Munich this season. It is not all surprising to know that he is set to be awarded a new contract worth around € 45 million over the five years. It would significantly boost his current salary from € 7 million-€ 9 million per year. He is currently the top scorer of the club with 18 goals in just 23 appearances.
“We are missing luck and determination in front of the goal. At the back, there is impatience. We absolutely want to win and we know we need to win. But then we open up and run into problems. Due to the pressure of having to win, we get nervous and insecure. This should not happen to us,” Gomez told Bild. Bayern Munich have just won two matches in their last five, while they will be facing their Champions League opponents FC Basel in the worst possible fashion. Bayern Munich trail FC Basel 1-0 from the first leg.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has said that Bayern Munich need Borussia Dortmund to stumble on the league in order to have a chance of winning the title this season. Despite being extraordinarily good during the initial parts of the season, Bayern Munich have slipped behind Borussia Dortmund in the table.
They are now two points behind Borussia Dortmund in the table. Despite this slender advantage, Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has conceded that it would be tough to win the league is Borussia Dortmund maintain their current form. Both teams have played 21 games each, but Borussia Dortmund have 46 points compared to the 44 points of Bayern Munich. Both teams are relatively similar in terms of the goal difference.
Mario Gomez was once again inspirational for Bayern Munich in the match against Kaiserslautern. His goal was essential in Bayern Munich getting the 2-0 win over Kaiserslautern. Now, the German striker has secured 18 goals in just 20 matches for Bayern Munich, which has also put him as the top scorer in the division. Bayern Munich will also have one eye on the Champions League as well. They will be facing FC Basel in the last 16 of the Champions League, which will be beginning shortly.
“Winning was the important thing. We have to keep it up now and obviously, we have to hope Dortmund slip up,” said Gomez. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, have been nothing but spectacular since the start of the New Year. Their last defeat came in December of 2011. This spectacular form has been one of the reasons for their climb up the table. Now, they have the opportunity to win the German Bundesliga ahead of Bayern Munich, who were the undoubted favourites during the early part of the campaign.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has said that the team has achieved a lot of things in the first half of the season, but they need to maintain that in order to remain competitive in the second half as well.
Mario Gomez has been one of the revelations for Bayern Munich this season and he has scored a number of goals for the German club this season.This has led to comparisons with Barcelona star Lionel Messi, although Mario Gomez has been quick to dismiss any such suggestions. He has said that one of the main reasons for his spectacular performances this season has been the form of his teammates.
He says that they have assisted him in such a way that it is much easier for him to score the goals. The German striker also says that he would get a chance at Bayern Munich only if he continues to perform regularly this way. If not, then he would soon find himself playing for a club outside the Champions League. The 26-year-old was at the Bayern Munich training camp in Doha, and has said that the assist from the team mates has helped him a lot when it comes to scoring goals this season.
“If you play in a team which has harmony and which functions well as a team and play successfully, the striker will receive far more opportunities to score and that’s when scoring comes automatically. It’s true that strikers are measured by the amount of goals they score and the only way to defend your spot in a top team is to play well and score goals. Nonetheless the team’s success is always the most important thing,” he further added. Mario Gomez has so far scored 16 goals for Bayern Munich this season in the League alone.
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