Goretzka: “I am ready!”
After five years with FC Schalke 04, a new and perhaps his greatest adventure begins for Leon Goretzka this summer: the 23-year-old midfielder, whose path to record championship was “mapped out” according to his own statement, is now trying to assert himself at the big FC Bayern Munich. Not an easy undertaking – after all, the competition is immense.
One of the first sentences Leon Goretzka said at his inaugural press conference on Thursday afternoon as a new player for FC Bayern Munich was: “I’m happy to be here! The disastrous end of the preliminary rounds with Germany at the World Cup in Russia? The debate about the now retired international Mesut Özil? On top of all this, the 23-year-old no longer wanted to make a great statement personally – rather, the FCB newcomer is looking ahead to the tasks ahead in Munich.
Or to put it another way: Goretzka want to step on the gas with immediate effect to hold their ground at Germany’s biggest club.