Blaise Bourgeois

Mario Götze wants more game time at Borussia Dortmund

Mario Götze has not had the best of seasons following his 2014 World Cup heroics with Germany.

The talented midfielder has seen his production plummet and returned to Borussia Dortmund in summer 2016.

Since his arrival, the 26-year-old has scored just four goals and added eight assists in all competitions.

Götze saw his first action of the season against Club Brugges and was substituted after just 62 minutes.

“My desire is always to play, and that will never change, I’ve experienced too much and had too much success,” the former Bayern Munich man said after Dortmund’s victory.

“Of course I didn’t play my best game, but I’ve got confidence in myself that will always be there.”

Marco Reus affirmed his belief in his team-mate and believes he will make an impact.

“He’s an important player for us because he’s got great skills, and I’m sure we’ll see them this season,” he said.

Dortmund have won two and drawn three of their opening league matches this term and will travel to Hoffenheim Saturday.