German forward, Mario Gotze has come out to say that he put too much pressure on himself during his football career. He recently revealed that he is currently handling pressure better than earlier in his career, and he is steadily building back up again.
According to him, there were lots of media and pressure when he was just starting out, but now he knows that all that matters is his own view and his development.
He added that his personal football goal right now is having great impact on the pitch wherever he plays.
His words, “From the outside, for sure there was a lot of media and pressure, but the only thing that matters [is] my view, my own view and how I view myself and my development,”
“Maybe I put too much pressure on myself, and that’s the only thing that is more important than what other people expect or say because in the end, it’s all about yourself, and how you see yourself.”
“If I look back on the last year, it’s important I play,”
“[My personal goals] are to play, have a great impact and we see how it goes. Try to stay in the moment, enjoy it and try my best.”
“We are still in touch, I’ve known him since I was 18 years old. I have worked with him, we were successful together. He is a good guy, great person, good coach. But for me as a player, I don’t decide. I don’t make the decision, but I am always open to it… yeah.”