Götze is one of the greatest Germany has seen says former BVB coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld praised the midfielder, who is back to full fitness following his diagnosis with a metabolic disorder last season.

Former Borussia Dortmund head coach believes that Mario Götze is one of Germany’s greatest players when he is in good form.

Götze left his mark in football history when he was still a youngster at Borussia Dortmund, while he fired Germany to World Cup glory in 2014. Yet, his career has been plagued by health-related issues.

The 25-year-old completed a return to BVB from German giants Bayern Munich, but he saw little playing time of 16 appearances in all competitions, after he was diagnosed with metabolic disorder. The player has made a full recovery and is back to full fitness as former BVB coach Ottmar Hitzfeld praised the 25-year-old.

Speaking to Eurosport, Hitzfeld said:

“For me he is one of the best footballers Germany has ever had, when he is in shape, when he has the fitness he simply has the quality,

“When Götze is on the ball, something happens. He has a high game intelligence. He sees spaces, that others do not see.

“He can handle the ball as others just cannot do. And then he plays the crucial passes, as well as he is a goal danger.

“He has everything that distinguishes a top player.”