After Marco Reus scored two sublime goals as he helped Borussia Dortmund lift the German Super Cup and see new Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola lose his first competitive game in charge of his new side, many were wondering whether Bayern had made the right decision in signing Mario Gotze and not his fellow German Reus.
Bayern paid £34 million to secure Gotze’s prized signature as they continued to build a squad to dominate German football and take one of Dortmund’s most prized assets. The German international who can play anywhere across the midfield scored 22 goals during his 83 appearances at the Westfalenstadion which made him a target for the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal before Munich triggered his release clause as they broke up the formidable trio of Gotze, Reus and prolific Polish front man Robert Lewandowski.
The other option that Bayern could have chosen when making… Continue reading →
After Pep Guardiola completed his first signing as the new Bayern Munich boss in the shape of Barcelona central midfielder Thiago Alcantara, it adds to the high number of world class midfielders that Guardiola has at his disposal for the upcoming season. The names available to him are Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Javi Martinez, Luiz Gustavo, Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos along with the additions of Mario Gotze from rivals Borussia Dortmund and the addition of Alcantara.
But the question is, how can he use them all? The total of the players is nine which is remarkable considering the most that are used on a regular basis is 5. He has every tool possible for a manager and is why Bayern were crowned European Champions last season. The array of passing from Bastian Schweinsteiger coupled with the defensive tough tackling nature of both Javi Martinez and Luiz Gustavo… Continue reading →