Man of the year: Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze.
It has been a banner year for the Bundesliga champions, with Gotze winning the title, as well as helping Bayern reach the Europa League final in May.
This year, however, the 23-year-old is looking to extend his lead over his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the league’s best player, with Man of 2013-14 being the German star.
Mario Gotz has been the Bundesliga’s best man, with his 10 assists and three goals this season helping Bayern win the title.
“I’m very happy for him,” said coach Carlo Ancelotti, who was appointed last month after a year in charge at Borussia Dortmund.
“He has done a great job with the team, and it’s the only thing I’ve really loved about him.”
Gotze is a man of his word, too.
The Bayern star has been under pressure this season, as he has struggled to find consistency with the squad he was part of last season.
But his attitude and his commitment to the team have helped him remain consistent in his performances, even in his lowest form.
“Mario is the best player on the team,” Ancelottis said.
“The team is stronger when Mario is there.
He is an amazing player, and he’s very motivated.”
“A few weeks ago he didn’t even know what to do with the ball, but he’s back at full strength now.”
Mario Gotza has scored nine goals and provided seven assists for Bayern Munich this season.
“This is the year Mario has shown that he’s one of the best in the world,” said Ancelot.
“We expect more of him.”
A new goal scorer in the Bundesliga Mario Gotzes has found his game under Carlo Ancellotti’s watch.
Mario, who has scored 10 goals and supplied seven assists in 34 league appearances this season for Bayern, is a goal scorer who has found new life this season in the top flight of German football.
“With Mario, the goal scoring has been on the rise,” said Carlo Ancelli.
“It’s not just him.
Everyone is scoring goals.”
Mario has been linked with a move away from Bayern, but Ancelotto says he will stay.
“After two or three years at Boras, Mario has grown up, matured and become a man,” he said.
The star striker has found a new club in Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he is part of the Bundesliga squad.
“In football, you never know what is going to happen,” he added.
Mario has also scored nine and provided five assists for the club this season with Bayern Munich, but this season he has only scored one goal.
“At the beginning of the season, he scored a lot, but the goal he scored against Schalke was just too little,” said former Dortmund teammate Marcel Schmelzer.
“Now, he’s in a new environment and we hope that he will do a good job.”
Mario, meanwhile, has taken advantage of a break from international football and is back on the pitch.
“When I arrived in Germany, it was only six months ago, so I didn’t have much time to enjoy the Bundesliga,” he told reporters.
“But now I’ve got a full year of training, so the next two years are very exciting.”
A special place in the heart of Munich Mario Gotzer is now playing in the German Bundesliga for the first time in his career, and this is a special time for him.
“For Mario to play in the big league, it’s a great honour,” Ancello said.
Mario Gotze, Bayern Munich Mario has scored seven goals in 34 appearances for Bayern this season after missing the first six matches of the campaign with a knee injury.
His first two goals for Bayern came in the league season opener against Hamburg, and his goal against Schmelzig in their Champions League last-16 match.
He has been back in action since that game, scoring three goals and adding four assists in nine Bundesliga games.
The German side has also reached the quarter-finals of the Europa league, beating Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the group stage.
“Today, I’m very excited to play again,” Mario said.