Beşiktaş star Mario Gomez could be set for a recall to the Germany national team after impressing head coach Joachim Low.
Gomez has hit the ground running at Beşiktaş scoring four goals including a brace in the Istanbul derby against Fenerbahçe.
The goals helped the Istanbul giants beat rivals Fenerbahçe 3-2 and lift their derby curse. Beşiktaş had not won a derby in two years against either Galatasaray or the Yellow Canaries.
“I’ve recently chatted to him on the phone, just to see how he feels in Istanbul,” Low told Die Welt. “I realised just how well he feels and his goals are a confirmation. He’s got a good standing in Istanbul.”
“Mario needs confidence and he’s won it back now,” Low said. “He also needs a team that tailors its matches around him a bit. I am delighted that things have gone so well for him.
“Regarding the national team, I can clearly say: I have not written Mario off. No way. He’s a player who can make the difference. Should he continue to flourish he will become an issue for the national team again, and that’s what I have told him.”
Gomez has 60 caps for the Germany national team but has not represented his country since September 2014 when they lose to Argentina in a friendly.
The experienced striker suffered a loss of form and multiple injuries during his time at Fiorentina but has hit the ground running at his new club with four goals in six league games – despite not starting at the start of the season.
The Black Eagles are currently first in the Turkish Super League on goal difference and take on Eskişehirspor next at the Atatürk stadium.