Gotze: I want to score against Ghana

The 22-year-old is desperate to hit the net for his country in the summer showpiece and has singled out the Africans to be his first victims

Germany's Mario Gotze is desperate to score his first World Cup goal when they face Ghana on Saturday.

The Bayern Munich player had a good chance in the early stages of his side's 4-0 thrashing of Portugal on Monday but was unable to convert.

He then watched on as Thomas Muller netted a hat-trick, while Mats Hummels also scored in their first game of the tournament.

Gotze is hungry to get off the mark against Ghana - who lost their opener 2-1 to the United States - but acknowledged they will be tough to beat given their predicament.

"I had one good chance to score a goal [against Portugal]," Gotze told Kicker.

"I want to score against Ghana now. It won't be easy because the Ghanaians are under pressure and need to win.

"It's already a playoff for them but we want the three points."