Now 26, the German World Cup winner won
“There’s a very serious side to Jurgen,” he told The Players Tribune. When I was 17 or 18, and not giving 100 per cent in training, he could be so intimidating. He used to come running over and get right up in my face and start shouting at me."
“I can’t really translate from German perfectly, but you know how he talks, with his teeth grinding. Something like: ‘You have to have more passion! You have to give everything! ****! Come on!!!’”
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Gotze, though, is eternally grateful for the faith Klopp showed in him – especially at such a tender age.
“He’s so authentic and he says whatever he wants. But I think most people just see the version of him standing on the touchline. Then after training, he would be completely calm again, and he’d take you aside and say, ‘Mario, how are you? Let’s talk about life. What’s happening?’