GOMEZ: I’M NO MESSI
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has said that he would never compare himself with Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the world. However, Mario Gomez has been more or less on par with the Argentine in terms of the number of goals scored and number of goals created. He has been one of the vital players for Bayern Munich this season. Even though Bayern Munich have had a dip in form recently, Mario Gomez has been instrumental and is on course towards creating a new record when it comes to scoring in the Bundesliga.
However, the German striker has avoided comparisons with him and Lionel Messi saying that Lionel Messi is an extraordinary player when compared to him. Former Bayern Munich manager was the first one to compare Mario Gomez with Lionel Messi. However, Mario Gomez has been quick to dismiss such suggestions. In a recent interview, Gomez said, “He’s flattering me, of course. No current player stands in comparison with Messi. He’s unique, and comfortably the best player in the world. I’m aware that Ottmar Hitzfeld isn’t just any old commentator, he’s a celebrated and successful coach, so I’m certainly proud if that’s what he said.”
So far, Mario Gomez has been in a goal scoring rush. He has got 21 goals in all competitions for Bayern Munich this season. Even though he cannot be compared with Lionel Messi, it is fair to say that Mario Gomez is as important to Bayern Munich as Lionel Messi is important to Barcelona. Despite avoiding comparisons, Gomez said that he is having a lot of confidence going into the matches and that one can expect him to score many more goals in the future.