Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Götze says he is determined to play his way back into the Germany fold after being left out of Joachim Löw's 27-man provisional squad for this summer's 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Götze famously scored the winning goal in extra-time of the 2014 final against Argentina, but has struggled for form and fitness ever since.
"Of course I'm sad that I'm not attending the World Cup," Götze wrote on his official Twitter page. "I will do everything I can to get back to the squad of our national team.
"I wish the boys, the coaches and the team behind the team a good time in Russia and I will keep my fingers crossed for everyone to be world champions."