09/19/2021 at 8:15 AM CEST
PSV midfielder Mario Götze scored a goal and handed out an assist in the draw (2-2) against Real Sociedad by Imanol Alguacil on the first day of the group stage of the Europa League. After a season in and out of the eleven, in 2021/22 it has been consolidated by the hand of Schmidt: has five goals and four assists in 12 games.
The german who he has not had regularity as a result of physical problems in recent years and his growth ceiling has been slowed since he left Dortmund as one of the great promises, seems to have found its point ideally. It is the first time he has scored and assisted in a European match since October 2013, when he did so with Bayern against Viktoria Plzen.
1 + 1 – Mario Götze has both scored and assisted a goal at the main stage of a European tournament for the first time since October 2013 (for FC Bayern Munich v Viktoria Plzen). Rebirth. pic.twitter.com/RN7iCWYJut
– OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) September 16, 2021
The former Borussia Dortmund player has played a total of 37 games with the Dutch team to date, where he has scored 11 goals and distributed 11 assists.. He returned to the Signal Iduna Park team after going from high to low at Bayern and a series of physical and health problems that have kept him away from the pitch constantly have been decisive in his career.
Victim of his own physical ailments
Götze is, without a doubt, one of the talents most abused by physical problems during much of his career. Now three years ago, the medical services detected a metabolic disorder that kept him away from professional football for a few months, had once returned to his home team after his time at Bayern.
The former Bavarian team player also went to Dutch football at zero cost last season and seems to have reconciled with football. His great personal moment was, without a doubt, the goal he scored for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, which ended up assuming the title by defeating the Argentina of Leo Messi.