sport news Mario Gotze is 'one of Germany's best ever footballers'

midfielder Mario Gotze is one of the greatest players Germany has ever produced, claims former head coach Ottmar Hitzfield.

The 25-year-old has battled back from a debilitating metabolic disorder which has stunted his progression at the German club.

But Gotze has shown more than a glimpse of class during his short career thus far. He caught the eye at the age of just 17 at Dortmund, enjoying initial success there before going on to win nine trophies at Bayern Munich.

Mario Gotze is one of the greatest players Germany has ever produced, claims Ottmar Hitzfield

Mario Gotze is one of the greatest players Germany has ever produced, claims Ottmar Hitzfield

The former Borussia Dortmund head coach believes Gotze has everything a top player needs

The former head coach believes Gotze has everything a top player needs

The midfielder also had a hand in Germany's World Cup triumph in 2014 before making the switch back to Dortmund last summer.

And Hitzfield, who

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