Having watched 32-year-old Bolt train with Borussia Dortmund earlier this year, Gotre believes Bolt is good enough to clinch a contract with Australian A-League outfit Central Coast Martiners, where he has recently been on trial.
"I think he can make it. I don’t really know the level of the Australian league and I don’t know the teams there," Gotze told Omnisport.
"He is a sportsman and he has a lot of abilities that are important to be successful in football, too."
Usain Bolt und Mario Götze
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Gotze scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina, but admits he was surprised by the standard of the eight-time Olympic champion, who will return to Australia for a friendly against Wollongong on October 6.
"It was very interesting to have Usain Bolt here," said Gotze. "Just to meet him in person and to see an athlete from a different kind of sport come here to try to play soccer.
"But he did quite well. I have to admit that I expected him to be worse.
"It’s was pretty nice that he was here. Especially because of what he reached in his sport. That’s phenomenal."