Germany international striker Mario Gomez has made the move to Stuttgart from Wolfsburg. The player will be returning to the club where he started his career before leaving for Bayern Munich in 2009.
The striker said that he is happy to be back at home and that he feels that he has done the right thing to come back to the club where he has started his career. He said that he had taken his time to reflect on his decision and he feels that it was the right time to come back to Stuttgart.
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There are media reports that Premier League club West Ham might make a move for German striker Mario Gomez.
Indeed, the latter has been in great form at the Euros and currently lead the German goal scoring chart at the tournament. It is believed that many clubs are interested in the player it is West Ham that might be leading the race at the moment
West Ham, who will be playing at the Olympic Stadium as from next season, is keen to make a marquee signing ahead of the new season. They will believe that a player like Mario Gomez will improve the team and may attract other big names to the club. They will also be increasing their chances of holding on to players such as Dimitri Payet that may be tempted to move to a club with bigger ambition.
It is believed that West Ham manager SlavenBilic has been closely monitoring the player at the Euros, and he has asked the club owners for the money to sign the player.
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Mario Gomez has hinted that he might be staying at Besiktas next season.
This news came amidst of rumours that Manchester United and Real Madrid might be interested in signing the German international. Gomez is currently on loan for two seasons from Italian club Fiorentina.
Mario Gomez has stated that he might well be staying next season and that his agents will be having talks over the summer with both Fiorentina as well as Besiktas. For the time being, he wants just to focus on winning the title with Besiktas, and he has urged fans to stay behind the team. Indeed, he wanted to clarify the situation as there were increasing rumors that he would be leaving the club in the summer.
Gomez told Besiktas supporters that he just want to play football and that he has not decided to leave the club.
A Besiktas board member last month stated that Mario Gomez will still be at the club next season. He said that the club will be holding talks with the German international ahead of the Euros and that he is confident that the situation will be finalized before the tournament. He said that Mario Gomez is an important player for the club and that the Turkish club will do everything they can to hold on to their star player. Continue reading Mario Gomez to stay at Besiktas next season
The Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has said that he feels that the German league is right now the best league across Europe due to the performances of the German club’s in the Premier European competition – the Champions League. This season the competition has been dominated by the German clubs like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Despite being an extremely tough groups, both these clubs have been able to dominate their respective groups and come out of them as the winners. This coupled with the failure of the English Premier league has made Gomez believes that the German league is the best right now.
After losing out on the title for the last two seasons, Bayern Munich are now the favourites to lift the Bundesliga title this season. They are already 11 points ahead of their nearest rival in the table, as they have managed to go into the Christmas break with one hand on the title already. However, Gomez has said that the players should not be complacent when the second half of the season begins after a short break. Aside from the Bavarian Giants, Schalke have also qualified for the last 16 stage of the Champions League. Bayern Munich currently have 41 points from the 16 matches played so far in the competition.
“All [three German teams] deserved to win their groups. It’s nice to see that the Bundesliga is alive and catching up with the very best leagues. In terms of strength across the board, I’d even say it’s the best at the moment. The top teams are all performing strongly in Europe,” said Mario Gomez. The striker was extremely influential for Bayern Munich in the recent win over Augsburg. After missing out on the early part of the campaign, the striker is back fit and ready for the rest of the season.
The German national team manager Joachim Loew has said that Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is largely responsible if Germany make it into the quarter-final stage of the Euro 2012 with ease. Germany were in the dreaded group of death that contained the likes of Portugal and the Netherlands.
However, after their two wins in the opening two matches of the campaign, they just need one point in order to confirm their entry into the quarter finals of the competition. Germany will be taking on Denmark in the final group match of the competition.
It has been a tremendous reason for the Bayern Munich striker, who has scored 40 goals in all competitions. Even though he has failed to lift any major trophy with the club this season, he will be hoping for much better things with his national team. Germany are one of the favourites to win the Euro 2012 along with holders Spain. However, after the first two matches of the tournament, it looks like Germany are the overwhelming favourites due to their strength in depth and quality. Mario Gomez is one of the main reasons for them to have a great start to the campaign, and manager Joachim Loew was quick to praise his quality.
“Mario Gomez has always been a fighter type. He has pulled back his form and these two goals will do him good for sure. The group winner would be important because we can stay in Gdansk and that would probably be to our advantage in the quarter-finals,” added Joachim Loew after the 2-1 win over Netherlands. Their defeat also meant that Netherlands have been all but eliminated from the Euro 2012 following their two defeats in the opening matches. The Dutch only have a slight chance of being able to qualify for the quarter finals.
Germany’s impressive 4-2 quarter-final victory over Greece at Euro 2012 – without three first-choice players – has the other countries in the tournament running scared.
And rightly so; the efficiency of German teams has become a footballing cliché, but labelling the current side as such would do Joachim Low’s side a major disservice.
They now look the main men in what is proving to be one of the most entertaining major finals for several years.
After a quiet and somewhat underwhelming start in the group – the 1-0 win over Portugal was dogged, determined but ruthless – Germany have built momentum, and appear best placed to win their first trophy since Euro 96.
Narrow Victories over the Netherlands and Denmark confirmed their qualification as group winners and, in the process, they achieved what no other country competing in the tournament could do by winning all three preliminary games.
If that was not enough to alert Spain, Italy, and even England, to their threat in Poland and Ukraine, then their thrilling destruction of an albeit limited Greek outfit certainly did. Continue reading Sparkling Germany much more than Efficient
With the much anticipated Euro 2012 fast approaching, there has been a lot of tension between Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez. The two strikers have been in excellent form for the club, which has promoted talk that they will be facing intense competition between each other.
However, Maria Gomez has been quick to point out that the competition talk between the two is nothing more than media play and that they both complement each other pretty well. He also said that the competition between the two, if there is any, will be beneficial to the German national team.
Germany have been using the 4-5-1 formation for many years now. In such a formation, it would be tough to see both Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose playing in the same team. However, it is extremely tough to drop Miroslav Klose given the way he has been playing in the last few years, despite his age. Mario Gomez, on the other hand, has been distinctly better at club level than at international level. This has promoted the competition between the two, but Mario Gomez has downplayed any such competition between the two. “I’m delighted for him. It wasn’t easy for him at Bayern, so it’s wonderful for him now, because I know how important goals are for a striker. And I think he still has a vital role to play, both for his club and his country,” Mario Gomez said regarding Miroslav Klose.
Miroslav Klose has been a revelation in Italy. Lazio have been doing extremely well since Miroslav Klose moved to Italy after struggling to break through into the Bayern Munich team, which was performing exceptionally well with Mario Gomez up front. Even this season, Mario Gomez has been in sensational form. So far, Mario Gomez has scored a total of 21 goals in all competitions.