Götze’s exciting start at Eintracht
Back in the Bundesliga and one peak after the next. Mario Götze expect crisp first months at Eintracht. Will his return to Germany still take him to the World Cup in Qatar?
Eintracht Frankfurt’s new figurehead Mario Götze is “totally” looking forward to returning to the Bundesliga. The world champion goal scorer should start training with the Europa League winner as early as next week.
Götze and Eintracht, does that fit? The 30-year-old offensive player can look forward to weeks full of highlights with his new club, which will soon play against Bayern and Real Madrid as well as in the Champions League. This is what Götze looks like in the first few months with the Hessians.
Opening against ex-club:
On August 5, football Germany will look to Frankfurt – and to Götze, who will play Eintracht in the first division game against his former club Bayern in the evening. European Cup winners vs. German champions, there hasn’t been so much prestige in Germany’s top division for a long time. Götze’s goal should be clear: he wants to get past the Sevilla heroes in the starting XI.
Title hunt in Helsinki:
Almost a week after the league cracker against Munich, Frankfurt has its next European title chance. The Supercup against Champions League winners Real Madrid is scheduled for August 10th in Helsinki. Eintracht could also defeat the second Spanish giants after FC Barcelona (3-2 at Camp Nou) within a year.
Premier class with the debutant:
Götze knows the Champions League very well, he has played there for Dortmund and Bayern. For Eintracht, on the other hand, this competition is about points for the first time. A group with Barça, Italy’s runners-up Inter Milan and Europa League final opponents Glasgow Rangers is possible for the Glasner team. It starts at the beginning of September.
Qatar chance through change of location:
With his move to Frankfurt, Götze could also come back into Hansi Flick’s field of vision. The national coach is not far from Frankfurt and should be a guest at the 2006 World Cup stadium for the start of the league. If Götze convinces under Glasner, that could still open the door for him to the World Cup tournament in Qatar (November 21 to December 18). “This club has a great foundation. From the stadium to the fans to the city, everything just suits me,” said Götze.