Former Fiorentina striker, Mario Gomez decided to retire from the German National Team. That way, the 33-year-old striker became the second player after Mesut Ozil, who decided to hang his boots from the international stage after a shock crisis at the 2018 World Cup yesterday.
Mario Gomez has been a part of the German national team since 2017 ago. He is one of the strikers who are quite productive, in this case it has been shown since his first year with the Panaser Team, in which Gomez managed to pack no less than 3 goals from a total of 7 appearances.
He also appeared productive at the club level along with Bayern Munich during the period 2009 to 2013. No wonder if he has continued to be a subscription to the German National Team in recent years. Gomez is also part of the German National Team that won the 2014 World Cup title.
Even though he is old enough, he is still involved in the 2018 World Cup competition yesterday. Unfortunately, Germany’s fate in the competition was disappointing, they were not only eliminated in the Group stage, but also finished bottom of the final standings.
After the end of the tournament, Gomez decided to retire from the German national team.
“My days when I was on the national team were never easy, not always successful and beautiful! I have met many people who have so far still made an attachment. But now is the time to make space and opportunities for talented young players to fulfill their dreams, prove their capacity, to gain the best experience and achievement for Germany. ”
“I will always be connected with this team and, like other Germans, I am a big fan of this team. I wish the best for the team and all the coaches! I will enjoy time with family during international matches and expect something good, “said the official statement from the player.
Throughout defending the German National Team, Mario Gomez managed to collect 78 caps and scored 31 goals including in all competitions.