'I used to be Mario Gomez when playing PlayStation'
New VfB Stuttgart signing Nicolas Gonzalez is slowly getting used to playing alongside Mario Gomez - a player he used to control when playing PlayStation.
|Nicolas Gonzalez.||Photo: Jeollo/VfB-exklusiv.de/CC-by-SA 3.0|
During the summer, the 20-year-old striker Nicolas Gonzalez joined VfB Stuttgart from Argentine side Argentinos Juniors.
After spending a few months at his new club, Gonzalez says he is slowly getting used to life in Germany - and to playing alongside veteran striker Mario Gomez, a player that Gonzalez used to control on his PlayStation.
"Mario and I are still getting used to each other. But it's getting better. He talks to me a lot on the pitch. It's cool: I used to be Gomez when playing Playstation - now, we are colleagues," Gonzalez told Bild.
The 20-year-old is doing his best to learn German as quickly as possible, but currently, compatriot and teammate Emiliano Insua still helps interpreting.
"I'm feeling very well. I'm having German lessons twice a week and try to absorb everything," Gonzalez said.
So far, Gonzalez has made two appearances for Stuttgart.