Mesut Ozil has announced his decision regarding international future in a lengthy statement!
Mesut Ozil has made his decision.
It has been expected. Ever since Germany went out in group stages of the World Cup, Ozil’s Germany future hanged in the air. The whole German team flopped, but Ozil was singled out and made a scapegoat.
Thing were even more complicated by Ozil’s controversial pictures with Turkish president, before the World Cup.
Somehow, those pictures were supposedly carrying a political message and everyone got upset. A bizarre situation that resulted in Ozil’s shocking decision.
“It is with heavy heart and much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at International level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect. I used to wear the German shirt with such pride and excitement, but now I don’t.
“This decision has been extremely difficult to make because I have always given everything for my teammates, the coaching staff and the good people of Germany.”
In other words, Ozil will no longer play for Germany anymore, which is a shame given that Ozil is still relatively young.
This wasn’t all Ozil said, as he released lenghty statement that explains it all (you can see it below).
Ozil retires from the German team, citing racism and discrimination. pic.twitter.com/RNw4Ytlvfn
— Social Media TV (@MySMTV) July 22, 2018
It’s a shame for Germany that their most creative player has decided to stop playing for the national team. It probably wouldn’t have happened if Ozil wouldn’t always be a scapegoat for his team’s poor performances.
Germany has had one of the worst World Cup’s in their history. Changes will need to happen and Low might be the next to quit the German team.