Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, was booed by Germany fans when he was substituted during Germany’s lucky 1-0 victory over Chile.
The midfielder set up the game’s only goal for Mario Gotze and was one of the better players in an underperforming Germany team, but when he was substituted a minute from full-time he was jeered and whistled by the home crowd in Stuttgart.
The whistling comes at a time, where Ozil experiences a rough patch at Arsenal after missing a crucial penalty against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 first leg.
He has been starting his first Premier League season superbly, but failed to score for the Gunners since December 8, setting up only three goals in his last 14 games.
Germany boss, Joachim Loew, admitted the whole Germany side were poor, but believes Ozil will find back to his top form.
“We weren’t capable of dominating the game. It is always good when one can see that Germany is not the only country to have good players,” he said.
“I know what Mezut is capable of.
“I have 100 percent believe in him. He will find his form.”
The jeering at Ozil by Germany fans seems all the more strange, because he was awarded Germany's national team player of the year 2013 before the game.
His teammate, Jerome Boateng, also leapt to Ozil's defence: “They (the fans) have some nerve. You can’t shine all the time.”
Team manager Olivier Bierhoff added: “I don’t understand the whistling. I find it a shame that a player such as Mesut is picked out. I would hope for different support for a game like that.”
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