Mario Gotze left Borussia Dortmund in July after his contract ended. He became a free agent before recruited by PSV Eindhoven. In the new club shirt color, the German midfielder played 2 matches, with 2 goals so far.
According to Bild, in the period from July to October, Gotze practiced twice a day and 6 days a week with his personal coach. Former Dortmund player practicing kick-boxing and yoga during his unemployment.
He hired a Korean yoga coach named Cho Young-sun to guide the exercises. On his personal page, the 37-year-old coach regularly posts training photos with Gotze.
The German hero at the 2014 World Cup shared after signing with PSV: “I received many offers in the summer but felt and made the best decision for myself. I feel ready. for a new challenge and confident this will be the right transition for me “.
The 1992 midfielder was not the only player to practice outside football during his unemployment. Before signing with Man Utd, Edinson Cavani also returned to his hometown of Uruguay to attend ballet classes to maintain flexibility along with physical and muscle training.
Last season, Goetze made 21 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund, scoring 3 goals but could not compete with the club’s stars even when tested in many different roles.
After returning from Bayern Munich in 2016, the player constantly faced illness and injury. In 2017, he had diagnosed with Myopathy, a disease that causes muscle atrophy and impaired fitness. A year ago, Goetze even injured the wrist ligament and faced hair loss.