Germany and Bayern star Gotze insists he is no match for Messi
Germany and Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze insists he does not deserve to be compared to Lionel Messi.
The Bayern Munich midfielder was told by Germany coach Joachim Low to show the world he was better than the Argentinian when he came on as a substitute in the World Cup final and went on to score the winning goal.
But Gotze said in Sport Bild magazine: "I think he (Low) only said that to motivate me. I came on late and he just found the right words to give me a push.
"Messi has proven his extraordinary talent throughout his whole career with Barcelona.
"It's not a comparison which should be made. He's achieved so many great things and set the bar so high that practically nobody is ever going to reach it."
Gotze also revealed he went for a meal out with Bayern coach Pep Guardiola recently
"We had an Asian meal, but I wouldn't really call it a date," he said. "It was, however, a very special talk in a relaxed atmosphere.
"Even there, the coach spoke more than anything about football and the way he sees the game, but he doesn't forget to find out how things are with you personally.
"Such an honest conversation with the coach is very important to a player."