Mario Gotze prefers to remain at Eredivisie club, PSV instead of returning to German Bundesliga side, Bayern Munich where he had three productive years.
The 28-year-old attacking midfielder played at the German Bundesliga club between 2013 and 2016. While at the club, he won three Bundesliga titles, two DFB-Pokal, one UEFA Super Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup before he returned to Borussia Dortmund on July 21, 2016, for €22 million.
Unfortunately for him, his return to Borussia Dortmund where he started his professional football career did not work out perfectly. He ended up leaving the club after four years for free.
After staying without a club for almost three months, he finally settled for Eredivisie club PSV which he joined for free on October 6, 2020. Since he arrived at the club, Mario Gotze has been enjoying the best of his football career again.
So far this season, the German attacking midfielder has played 8 league matches for PSV in which he scored three goals and provided two assists. He has played a total of 13 games in all competitions for PSV this season, scoring a total of 4 goals and providing three assists.
His effort has helped PSV to remain second on the league table behind Ajax with the same number of points (33) but with inferior goals difference. PSV have suffered just one defeat this season, recorded 3 draws and 10 victories in 14 league games.
Mario Gotze said in an interview that he had the opportunity to return to Bayern Munich during the 2020 summer transfer window because he had a meeting with the former president of Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, before he decided to settle for PSV.
When asked whether he was happy at PSV, Mario Gotze said: “You can tell that pretty easily from my playing time. In January, it was two. Now it’s a nine, and on the way to 10.
“On the one hand, because I am playing almost every game. And on the other hand, because we are doing very well in every competition. This combination gives me a very good feeling…
“In the summer we spoke openly about my future, about Bayern’s plans. They said that they value me as a person and a player and that they could have taken me back to Bayern again.
“Hansi [Flick] has as tight a schedule at Bayern as I do at PSV. He’s an excellent coach. To take over a team in the middle of the season and lead them to a treble is impressive.”
Mario Gotze who said he has not ruled out the possibility of playing in the Bundesliga again still has two years left on his contract with PSV.