BAYERN MUNICH star Leon Goretzka has been praised for his new muscular physique by two of his former team-mates.
The 25-year-old appears to have used coronavirus lockdown to add even more bulk to his already envious figure.
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And now former Schalke team-mate Roman Neustadter believes Goretzka has got the balance just right.
Speaking to Goal, Neustadter said: “After I’ve seen his development, I wrote to him directly to send me the exercises he was doing!
“Even at Schalke we saw that he has the physical abilities to build muscle mass without harming his game.
“Of course, he made the best possible use of the coronavirus break. You can’t just decide for yourself: ‘So, I’m gaining a few pounds of muscle mass’.
“I tried that myself when I thought I needed more muscles. However, I could hardly move afterwards!
“Leon’s muscle growth was certainly precisely coordinated with the club.”
Another former team-mate, Jan Kirchhoff, has also been left impressed with Goretzka’s new look.
He added: “He gained a few pounds, but has not lost speed and agility.
“The fact that he has again improved athletically has certainly helped him. He now has the perfect mix.”
SunSport has previously reported how Goretzka had been using lockdown wisely – getting hench.
Having turned out for Bayern during the Bundesliga’s return, fans quickly noticed the difference in the midfielder’s physique.
The 25-year-old had quite a slight frame at the turn of the year but he is almost unrecognisable now.
And Bayern Munich’s official Twitter accounts even got in on the act.
They posted before and after snaps of Goretzka and wrote: “Hard work pays off.”
Goretzka joined Bayern in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer after seeing out his contract with Schalke.
He featured 35 times for the German champs this season, scoring eight goals.
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