It remains to be seen, however, when head coach Pep Guardiola will be able to utilise his new star signing. Götze will not feature in the treble-winners‘ first-round DFB Cup match against BSV Rehden on Monday, nor in their opening Bundesliga match against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday.
Raring to go
The midfielder sustained a thigh injury in Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid CF at the end of April. In his desperation to be fit for the final against Bayern, Götze suffered a fresh setback and was forced to sit out his new club‘s entire pre-season schedule.
Götze has described his move from BVB to the record champions as “the right move for my career". “I am certain I will be able to develop further as a player here," he said. He is adamant he is now “at the best club in the world – what a fantastic challenge!“