MARIO GOMEZ: GERMANY STUPID FOR LOSING TO ENGLAND

Former Bayern Munich striker says he’s enjoying his current campaign at Besiktas. He is on loan to Besiktas and says he doesn’t envisage a return to Fiorentina. Gomez claims he’s back to his best in Besiktas. He spent two seasons with Fiorentina but was injury-hit mostly. In Besiktas, he’s been enjoying a resurgence in form and is quite excited about it.

Mario Gomez told kicker magazine: “I’m fit again and I’m enjoying my football again, which was certainly not the case for a long time. It’s not just the fact I scored either — I’m 30 now and even if not many people will believe me, I’m no longer so obsessed about goals. I’m old enough to know there are more important things.”

The striker even earned a recall to the German team in the match against England. He scored in the match despite the loss to the English team.

“In terms of my fitness, I’m back where I want to be and that feels great. I’ve got this power again to be able to make the runs which help me play a good game. All of my efforts have paid off, and I always believed they would. Now I’m just going to try to carry on this way,” the visibly elated striker added.

The striker who is the top scorer in the Turkish league with 19 goals in 26 appearances said Germany were stupid to have lost to England. He Germany had a goal disallowed after their second goal.

“It would have made it 3-0 and they [England] probably wouldn’t have turned it around, but the referee was Italian. I think that we set ourselves up in the right way but in spite of that, it is perhaps natural to take your foot off the gas when you are 2-0 up in a friendly. It’s just how it is. We gave England a lot of room and they are blessed with a lot of individual quality. We were stupid to have lost this game,” Gomez said.

He added that: “We lost our way and left too much space, which England used well. They scored two goals from set plays. We knew they would be dangerous from those situations and they showed that.”