“He had been playing sh*t for years” – Bayern President slams Ozil
NEWS DIGEST – Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has slammed Mesut Ozil for hiding behind his sub-par performances for the Germany national team by citing racial tensions as the reason for his retirement.
The Arsenal midfielder announced he was quitting the national team with immediate effect because of the criticism he has faced for appearing in a photo with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, alongside team-mate Ilkay Gundogan, ahead of the World Cup.
Ozil was called out by the German press for getting his picture taken with the controversial figure so close to the tournament, and his performances in their doomed campaign in Russia saw the backlash intensify.
However, Bayern Chief, Uli Hoeness has come out to criticise Ozil’s performances for Germany, saying the Arsenal star’s departure should be welcomed as he has been getting away with sub-par performances for some time.
“I am glad that this scare is now over. He had been playing sh*t for years,” he told Sport Bild .
“He last won a tackle before the 2014 World Cup. And now he and his sh*tty performance hide beyond this picture.
“Whenever Bayern played against Arsenal, we played over him because we knew that was their weak point.
“His 35 million follower boys – that don’t exist in real world – are convinced he has played sublimely when he completes a cross pass.
“The development in our country is a catastrophe. You have to go back to what it is: sport. And from a sporting point of view, Ozil has no place in the national team for years.”
Ozil leaves the Germany national team having won the 2014 World Cup with the European giants.