Current Switzerland coach and former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is extremely important to Bayern Munich. In fact, he went one step ahead by saying that he could be on par with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of his importance to the club.
Mario Gomez has been one of the important players for Bayern Munich this season and has played well so far this season with an impressive 12 league goals so far. However, Hitzfeld says that he is not only important for the number of goals he has scored, but also for the importance, he provides in linking up play.
Bayern Munich have made an excellent start to this season, though their form has tailed off a little in recent matches. So far, Mario Gomez has scored 20 goals in just 18 matches for Bayern Munich, which is nothing short of brilliant. In fact, he is in the running, along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, for the European Golden Boot.
Hitzfeld has recognised the fact that Mario Gomez not only scores goals, but also works incredibly hard for the team. In a recent interview, Ottmar Hitzfeld said “In principle, of course, it is difficult to compare the three as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are individualists who often do things alone and sometimes play off two or three players. However, Gomez is more the executioner but he is world-class. In his category, as top scorer, he need not be fearful of any comparison.”
It is not surprising to see that Hitzfeld has heaped praise for the Bayern Munich hitman. Gomez is very much on course to beat the record set by Gerd Mueller for the most number of Bundesliga goals.