The Bayern Munich striker has insisted that his impressive goalscoring record for means he should not have to think about altering his playing styleMario Gomez has hit back at former Germany midfielder Mehmet Scholl, after receiving criticism for his performance against Portugal.
The Bayern Munich forward headed home the decisive goal in die Mannschaft's 1-0 victory, but Scholl - who is currently a coach at Bayern - insisted that the forward could contribute more to the team.
However, Gomez responded by saying that Scholl had no right to question his work ethic because of his flawless goalscoring record for club and country.
"In the last 5-6 years I have been the most successful striker in Germany and scored the most goals in the Champions league after Messi. I want to know why I should change my game," he told reporters.
The former Stuttgart forward even sarcastically quoted Bayern's motto 'Mia San Mia' - which roughly translates to 'we are what we are' - to show his dismay.
"Everyone can say what they want. He is a coach and one can learn a lot from a coach," he added. "A coach from my own club though. Mia san mia, a great family."
Germany's next game, against Netherlands, kicks off at 20:45CET on Wednesday.