Aug 17, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Preussen-Stadion
Preussen Munster
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Mario Gotze: 'Bayern Munich aren't fully fit yet'

Germany's midfielder Mario Gotze celebrates after he scored during the International friendly football match Germany vs Chile in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on March 5, 2014
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Mario Gotze says that the Bayern Munich squad must improve their fitness before they begin their Bundesliga campaign on Friday.

Mario Gotze has said that the Bayern Munich squad are still some way off full fitness ahead of the 2014-15 Bundesliga campaign.

The German champions progressed to the next round of the DFB-Pokal Cup courtesy of a 4-1 win over Preussen Munster yesterday, in which Gotze netted the opening goal.

However, a large portion of the Bayern side won the World Cup with Germany and subsequently arrived back at the club much later than players of other nationalities, and Gotze believes that it will take a while longer for the German contingent to regain full fitness.

"We can be relatively pleased," the attacking midfielder told the club's official website.

"The early goal was important. What mattered today was making the next round. We've reached a good level, but we know that we still have work to do on our fitness."

Gotze came on as a substitute in the World Cup final and netted the winning goal in Germany's 1-0 triumph over Argentina seven minutes from the end of injury time.

Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski plays during the Telekom Cup final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg in the norhtern German city of Hamburg on July 27, 2014
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