Mario Gomez to stay at Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg striker Mario Gomez has declared his commitment to the Bundesliga club despite the team’s poor showing last season.

Manager Andries Jonker’s charges narrowly avoided relegation from Germany’s top flight, after beating Braunschweig 2-0 on aggregate in the end of season play-offs to stay up.

Wolfsburg were 16th in the standings at the end of the campaign, having won only two of their last nine Bundesliga games.

“Despite the difficult season where we missed out on our targets, I have the full trust in our team, the club and the fans,” Gomez told the club’s official website.

“So I decided to play on here next season. The entire environment here will also offer me the best possible preparation for the World Cup.”

Gomez was the team’s top scorer with 18 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions, with the next best Daniel Didavi contributing with four.

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