Mario Gomez Quotes.
I’d call my time at Bayern Munich a roller-coaster ride.
Everyone’s entitled to be a fan of team and to support his side.
As a young player, national duty always felt kind of like… a duty. It was always there, it was normal, it was part of the job.
For me, scoring goals is the most fun. That’s why I love soccer so much.
At one point, I asked myself whether I was having fun with the national team, or whether I was just out to convince critics.
My dream is to win something here in Italy and I won’t talk about scoring a specific number of goals. I just want to do the best I can.
A World Cup in Brazil is the greatest event in which a footballer can play.
I just stand there up front and score the goals, because that’s my job.
I know from my Real Madrid team-mates Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira and my family in Andalucia that people look up to me in Spain.
Juventus made a big offer for me, I think it was around в‚¬20 million. Stuttgart were thinking about it, but I was the one who declined. I thought it was better for me to stay there and grow as a player before making a big move.
Scoring from a metre out is just as beautiful as lobbing a goalkeeper from the halfway line.
It is not always easy to change country.
I asked myself whether I would be happy with limited playing time and I decided that wasn’t good enough for me.
Of course I want to score more goals in the Champions League. But I never want to compare myself or be compared to Lionel Messi.
The rotation system at Bayern makes it nearly impossible to play week after week, even when you’re putting in some top performances.
I guess there are worse things than being compared to Messi but I don’t look at what he is doing. I just try to give my best for my team.
I’ll do anything to get a place in the national team.
I wanted for nothing at Bayern, but the most important thing was always playing as much as I could.
We have to win if we want to be champions.
Merkel is a big fan of football.
Being gay is no longer a taboo subject in Germany.
I would never go to another club in the Bundesliga. After Bayern Munich, it would only be a step down.
I play this sport because I love football.
If I become a European champion, I don’t care whether I have absolute recognition or not.
I have played for many clubs, and for many managers, and been through many highs and lows. But one thing has never changed. And that’s the feeling of scoring a goal.
Italian football’s different to Spanish and German, but it’s only different and not inferior.
What matters and what remains are the titles you win with a team. League and Cup, that’s what matters.
It’s tough to leave one of the greatest clubs in the world.
I have no fear of anyone.
I came to Munich full of confidence, with plenty of energy, and really looking forward to it, in a way I don’t think I’d had in my career before.
If for half a year you only get 10 minutes to play from the bench, then you have no rhythm.
Winning the cannon was a childhood dream.
Obviously, it’s my goal to be the top scorer in the Bundesliga, but it wouldn’t be a disaster if I didn’t achieve that.
Sometimes you’ll go up against keepers like Casillas – the ‘penalty killer,’ as many of us call him. Other times, there’s that one defender that, for 90 minutes, just destroys you. There is one in particular who will always stand out in my mind. Nemanja Vidic.
Winning is why we play football.
At 26, you’re in your prime as a striker. And in the mid-20s you’re more mature, you have experience in game-deciding situations, you stay relaxed.
Bayern Munich made it possible for me to achieve the greatest wish of any footballer: Winning the Champions League.
One can always improve, but I know my strengths and I know that I am complete.
I don’t have any use for the hatred in a football stadium.
As a striker, your job is mostly to forget. When you have someone like Vidic marking you, and it’s misery for 89 minutes, all you have to do is forget everything. Forget the 89 minutes. Because in the 90th minute, you might finally get your chance. I have been pretty good at this in my career.
You can’t expect our opponents to play cautiously.