Germany coach Joachim Low has lavished praise on reputed Arsenal and Manchester United target Mario Götze, by claiming the pint-sized playmaker has the modesty and humble attitude to match his undoubted footballing qualities.
The 19-year-old is one of the most coveted young talents in European football and a primary target for Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger.
Last month the IBTimes confirmed via a contact closely associated with the German prodigy that a January move to Manchester United or Arsenal was hugely unlikely ahead of the European Championships, in which Götze is widely expected to star.
Arsenal and Manchester United, and indeed most recently Chelsea, have all asked to be kept informed of the player's future at Borussia Dortmund, with various sources intimating the attacking midfielder's valuation is now in excess of £40 million, but regardless of the hype, the aforementioned Low believes Götze's attitude is as impressive as his patent ability.
"He [Gotze] has had to handle a huge lot in a year: for example in the Brazil game, he was outstanding, and was praised - but I saw him as modest afterwards." Low told FR-online.de when discussing the youngster who has been heavily coveted by Manchester United and Chelsea.
"He is constantly asking question about where his faults were. Toni Kroos is also a good example. It's not easy when young player of 19 or 20 are suddenly in the public eye and earning so much money.
"Many young players go through such situations, and you have to see who can come out on his own path, who can eliminate the unimportant things, surround himself with the right people, and focus completely on football." Low concluded on the diminutive youngster who is on the radar of some of the world's most high-profile clubs such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
lthough a move to either Manchester United or Arsenal next month was rated as "impossible" the player is likely to remain under heavy scrutiny from the aforementioned Premier League suitors, and a starring role for Germany in EURO 2012 would certainly heighten reports of his pending exit from Borussia Dortmund.