Daily Express

Mario having fun

- Paul Brown

MARIO GOMEZ says it is fun to play for Germany because they have it all.

The 30-year-old Fiorentina striker, who spent last season on loan at Besiktas, was only recalled by his country last November after missing their 2014 World Cup triumph with long-standing injuries. But he is enjoying every minute, insisting his side are the most complete team left in the tournament.

They have yet to concede a goal in France and Gomez helped his country march into the last eight with his second goal of the competitio­n in the 3-0 demolition of Slovakia. He said: “It’s fun playing in this team. We are strong technicall­y and mentally.”

Gomez needs one more goal to go past Jurgen Klinsmann’s tally of five and be out on his own as his nation’s top scorer at the Euros.

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