Mario Gomez: I will always offer my services to Germany

He may be the first choice striker at Bayern Munich, but the 25-year-old will play as a substitute for country if need be.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez had a phenomenal 2010-11 season, scoring 39 goals in all competitions. 

The 25-year-old led the Bundesliga in scoring and was joint-second in the list of top scorers in the Champions League.

In spite of his consistent performance at the club level, Gomez has yet to solidify a consistent starting role for Germany. This reality is of little concern to him, however, as he has pledged to give his best effort in any role for the national team.

"I always will offer my services. Everything else is decided by the coach," he told Goal.com following Germany's 2-1 win against Uruguay on Sunday.

Gomez praised his opponents, and gave top plaudits to his teammates and coach for their part in the win.

"The South Americans are always strong but we delivered a strong performance against Uruguay. We wanted to put our best foot forward in this match, which demanded that the players and coach give the ultimate to hammer out the result," he said.

Germany coach Joachim Low was delighted with the performance of Gomez, who showcased the extent of his quality with an astute challenge to win the ball, a strong solo run, and a good finish to open the scoring.

"With the goal against Uruguay, he proved his class. This was a great year for Mario," Low said.

Gomez started against Uruguay, and will retain his role in the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Austria and Azerbaijan after his main competition, Miroslav Klose, was forced to withdraw from Low's squad with a rib injury.



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