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Gotze happy at Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Mario Gotze insists it is too early for him to leave for one of Europe's biggest clubs.

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Gotze, 19, has emerged as one of the continent's most exciting young players and has already won comparisons with Lionel Messi. He revealed his admiration for Barcelona and Arsenal this week, claiming: "My childhood dream was always to play at Camp Nou. It's fun to also watch teams like Barcelona or Arsenal."

But the midfielder, who has already won six caps for Germany, feels he is at the right club to flourish.

''Everything works here,'' he said in an interview with the Bild newspaper. ''We have a very good coach (Jurgen Klopp), a team with sensational prospects and we all understand each other.

''Also I have my family, what more could I want? I know some players who have played abroad. It was not always easy for them. For me that would definitely be too early.''

German legend Franz Beckenbauer had lavished praise on the young star this week.

"It is impossible to stop Mario Gotze," Beckenbauer told Bild. "He plays as if there is nobody else facing him on the pitch. He has the same attributes as Lionel Messi, whose playing style and understanding make them both pure, instinctive footballers."


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