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·3 October 2022

Injury News: FIFA World Cup-winner ruled out for Frankfurt’s UCL clash vs Tottenham

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Mario Gotze ruled out for Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham Hotspur Champions League tie due to ankle injury

Speaking to German outlet Bild (h/t Evening Standard), Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner has confirmed that playmaker Mario Gotze will miss the UEFA Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow night.

The German star was the hero for his country at the FIFA World Cup in 2014 when he scored the goal that won them the final against Argentina in extra time. However, his career has had its ups and downs since then.

He left Borussia Dortmund to join PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2022 and joined Frankfurt during the latest transfer window after two years at the Philips Stadion.

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Mario Gotze won the FIFA World Cup for Germany in 2014. (Photo by Markus Gilliar – Pool/Getty Images)

He has scored twice in 12 appearances for Die Adler this season and is one of their most creative players going forward. Gotze is believed to have suffered an ankle injury in training, and Glasner has ruled him out for the trip to north London tomorrow.

“Mario will be out, he still has too much pain in his ankle. He can’t be at 100 percent.”

Jesper Lindstrom and Tottenham-linked Daichi Kamada are two players of a similar profile to that of Gotze. Spurs are not without injury headaches of their own.

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Mario Gotze during his time at Borussia Dortmund, in action against Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen in September 2017. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Brazilian attacker Lucas Moura, left-back-turned-centre-half Ben Davies, and in-form Dejan Kulusevski are all doubts going into the game against the 2022 UEFA Europa League winners.

This is a game we cannot take lightly. A loss here is unfathomable, especially after our 2-0 loss against Sporting CP. Gotze or not, Glasner knows his team is good enough to make it out of this group.

A point wouldn’t be the end of the world for the German club since this is an away game for them and they are level with us on three points after two games. For us, winning at home is imperative if we want to be in a strong position by matchday 6.

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