The Germany international midfielder returned to action against Manchester City in midweek after a lengthy injury lay-off and was delighted to be back on the pitch
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Gotze has also been called up by Joachim Low for Germany's final two World Cup qualifying matches in October but, while he is thrilled to be back, the former Borussia Dortmund man stresses that he still has some way to go before he reaches full fitness.
"I still don't have the strength for 90 minutes. I've only been training for half the week. It was not so intensive," the €37 million (£31.3m) man told Bild.
"I hope there will be more and more minutes. It's been nearly five months during which I've had no rhythm. I'm therefore delighted I can play again."
Gotze is in line to make his third Bundesliga appearance of the season at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.