Good news from Mario Götze (24): Borussia Dortmund's German international speaks positively about the first phase of his treatment.

Götze was diagnosed with metabolic disorder in February, which meant that in the first instance it was necessary to make sure the World Champion was withdrawn from training. 

If he responds positively to treatment, Götze can start back training in early summer. The midfield player is currently undergoing rehab and an individual training programme.

The long term target for the player is to be fully fit and ready to play for the start of next season.

Borussia Dortmnd's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "BVB wishes Mario Götze a fast recovery, also in the name of their ten million fans."