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Mario Gotze has taken to Twitter to have his say on being overlooked for Germany's World Cup squad.
The 25-year old was Die Mannschaft's hero in 2014, notching a late extra time winner as Joachim Low's side edged out Argentina to win the World Cup for the fourth time.
But four years on, after a battle with metabolic illness and a struggle with finding his form back at Borussia Dortmund, Gotze has not been chosen in the 23-man travelling party to Russia.
25-year-old Mario Gotze, who scored Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning goal, has been left off their 2018 World Cup squad. pic.twitter.com/7JQyGGtJKB
- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 15, 2018
Germany midfielder Mario Gotze will not be at the World Cup this summer.
Is his international career over? pic.twitter.com/44MNSxxxps
- Goal (@goal) May 15, 2018
In a message today, he expressed his disappointment over being left out but remained upbeat he will be back in the national team fold soon - as well as wishing everyone involved the best of luck for the showpiece.
Of course I'm sad that I'm not attending the World Cup. I will do everything I can to get back to the squad of our national team. I wish the boys, the coaches and the team behind the team a good time in Russia and I will keep my fingers crossed for everyone to be world champions pic.twitter.com/Cx4eZg7IEZ
- Mario Götze (@MarioGoetze) May 19, 2018
No one will ever forget this moment! :yellow_heart: pic.twitter.com/JznoRJu9X1
- BVB Buzz (@BVBBuzz) May 19, 2018
The pool of players available to the Germans is so strong that along with Gotze, the likes of Andre Schurrle, Emre Can, Sandro Wagner and Shkodran Mustafi are all deemed surplus to requirements for this summer's tournament.
There is, however, a place on the plane for Marco Reus. He missed out on the 2014 triumph due to injury, before his rotten luck continued when he was absent from the Euros two years later, but the 28-year old now looks to be in a promising position to end his international heartbreak.
The 28-year old's last game for his country was in March 2016 against Italy.
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