Trainer Roger Schmidt played an important role in PSV’s stunt, which Mario Götze recorded for two years on the final day of the transfer market. The attacking midfielder has been in contact with his fellow countryman in recent months and is looking forward to working with him.
‘Hopefully fans can expect a lot of goals and assists’
“I know Roger from his time in the Bundesliga and that is why I know he is a great trainer,” said Götze in an interview with PSV TV. “Since he got back from China, we’ve been in touch by phone and sent some messages back and forth. That’s actually how this came about.”
“Roger’s style fits well with the way I like to play. For me, the complete picture is the most important, and that is what PSV can offer. I am very happy to be here and look forward to working with him.”
The 28-year-old Götze was under contract with Borussia Dortmund in recent years, but due to an expiring contract, the German was able to make the transfer-free step to PSV. The match winner in the 2014 World Cup final was welcomed outside the Philips Stadium late on Tuesday evening by a group of enthusiastic supporters.
“It was great to see those people there and look forward to seeing me in action,” said Götze. “I immediately feel very welcome by the fans. It’s very nice and surprising that it turned out like this, but I am very happy to be here.”
Mario Götze led Germany to the world title in 2014. (Photo: ANP)
With Götze, PSV brings in a player who has won several championships with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in his career, single-handedly won Germany the world title and was known for years as top talent, but the question is whether the 64-time international will be there in Eindhoven right away. can stand.
Partly due to a metabolic disease, Götze has been struggling with his health in recent years and he did not play many matches. Last season, the Dortmund midfielder had to settle for a spare role and played only fifteen league games.
“Hopefully the fans can expect a lot of goals and assists from me. I would like to contribute,” said Götze, whose transfer was only completed just before the transfer deadline. “It was a long, but special day. It doesn’t matter whether it’s 8:00 am or midnight.”
Götze can make his debut for PSV next Sunday at the earliest, which will then play an away match against PEC Zwolle.