The Bayern Munich attacker has fired a veiled criticism at his coach by insinuating that the Spaniard does not communicate enough with him
Mario Gotze says his future at Bayern Munich depends on whether Pep Guardiola talks to him more often.
Last month Gotze hit the headlines for complimentary comments on Juventus, with whom he had been linked, but the Scudetto holders pursued a move for Schalke attacking midfielder Julian Draxler instead.
Those talks appear to have stalled due to Schalke’s high pricetag, leading to suggestions Juve could rekindle their interest in Gotze, whose two years at the Allianz Arena have been a mixed bag.
The highlight of his time as a Bayern player was scoring the World Cup-winning goal last summer with Germany, whereas he rarely features prominently in crucial matches for the Bavarians.
Gotze, 23, admits that there have been plenty of frustrations since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and opined he needs more of an open line of communication with his coach.
“The last two years were definitely not very simple,” the German attacker told reporters following Bayern’s 3-0 win over AC Milan on Tuesday. “We’ll see what happens.
“It will work out if Guardiola talks to me more often. I’m going to let everything come to me. Anything beyond that, we’ll see.”
Gotze, who has a contract in Munich until 2017, scored the second goal against Milan after coming off the bench in the Audi Cup semi-final victory as Bayern continued their pre-season preparations.
Bayern’s win was overshadowed by Guardiola having a half-time row in the tunnel with Rossoneri midfielder Nigel de Jong, whose tackle on Joshua Kimmich forced the midfielder off injured.