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Gotze: I Never Thought Of Leaving Bayern

Germany midfielder Mario Gotze insists he never considered leaving Bayern Munich this summer and is confident he can shine under manager Pep Guardiola.

Read: Pep: Don’t Ask Me About Muller & Gotze

The playmaker was heavily linked with a move away from the Bundesliga side, but insisted it was all just rumours.

The 23-year-old, who is currently on national duty with Germany, told journalists he has never thought of leaving Bayern.

"For me, it was never a topic to leave Bayern Munich. I feel good at Bayern," he said.

"I appreciate the fans, the manager, the team, everything. I had two good years, we've won titles.

"Of course, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't.

"I'm excited for the new season and I have high aims. I'll work on myself and try to get more minutes on the pitch. I'm optimistic.

"You should not forget that I came to Munich two years ago (from Borussia Dortmund) with an injury. Until today I had no further big injury, played a lot, played a tournament in Brazil.

"If you only watch my stats, they aren't bad. I'm just happy and I hope I will have many years in Munich without an injury. I will give my best – that's my attitude."

Read: ‘Gotze Like A Brazilian – He Needs Pampering’

Gotze has made 98 appearances for the Bavarians, scoring 31 goals and assisting 20 strikes.

Do you think Gotze will live up to his potential this season at Bayern? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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