Oct 19, 2013 at 2.30pm UK at ‚ÄčAllianz Arena
Bayern Munich
4-1
Mainz 05
Robben (50'), Muller (52', 82' pen.), Mandzukic (69')
Kirchhoff (77')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Parker (44')

Pep Guardiola: 'We need patience for Mario Gotze'

Guardiola: 'We need patience for Gotze'
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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola urges patience for "unbelievable" Mario Gotze.

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has hailed Mario Gotze as "unbelievable" but admitted that he needs time to reach his peak.

The Bayern boss wants the club's supporters to show patience with the 21-year-old as he settles into the club following his move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer

"[Gotze] is an unbelievable player," Guardiola told Bild.

"He is intelligent and clever in the penalty area. He just needs more time. He's on the right track. He just needs a few games to be at his best."

Guardiola's side are currently top of the Bundesliga.

Bayern players celebrate the second goal for Munich during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and FSV Mainz 05 on October 19, 2013
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