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Germany Star’s Dad Urges Him To Quit National Team

Germany Star’s Dad Urges Him To Quit National Team

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 09, 2018 10:26 AM @KeeganKruger

The father of a Germany star has urged his son to quit the national team after being made a scapegoat following Die Mannschaft's shock exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has seen himself come under much criticism from his country's supporters and team manager Oliver Bierhoff for his performances at the showpiece in Russia.

The midfielder's dad, Mustafa, says his son is offended by the treatment he has been receiving until now and suggests that it may be time for the former Real Madrid player to walk away from the national team.

“If I were in his place, I would say: "Thank you, but that's enough,"' Ozil senior told Bild.

“He's bent, disappointed and offended, yes, offended, his own fans booed him before the World Cup at the international in Austria, and he cannot understand why.

“He doesn't always have to defend himself. He's played in the national team for nine years moreover, became a world champion.

“It's always said that if we win, we win together, but if we lose, we lose because of Ozil.

“He's booed and put up as a scapegoat – I completely understand that he is offended.”

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The 29-year-old has been capped 92 times by Germany, scoring 23 goals and assisting in a further 40 strikes.

Do you think Ozil should consider retiring? Have your say in the comments section below.


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RealManUchiefz Joined: 11 Jun 2017
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RealManUchiefz Jul 10, 2018 08:28 AM
I agree wth u baba when they win he gets no praises when they lose critics always blame Ozil mybe hos the 1 who makes the team to play 23 goals 40 assists i think he has done enough he should retire Germany was just not there they shud hv brought more of the team that won the confed
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Matwalicosi Jul 09, 2018 02:29 PM
Generally the whole team didn't play well and to put blame on one player thats absurd. Yes he wasn't there but ot the worst of all the player just there were expectations as one of the senior players. Germany needs to refresh and reshuffle the squad, put new blood and it will be fine again.
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Drknowitall Jul 09, 2018 01:11 PM
Take `Giminez out for Company
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Mentashe Jul 09, 2018 12:17 PM
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jul 09, 2018 12:13 PM
There's nothing special about this frog Ozil, he always underperforms even with Arsenal its the same thing. He was made a star at Madrid because he was surrounded by great players
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kzorog Jul 09, 2018 11:46 AM
Cow ozil
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Povie09 Jul 09, 2018 11:31 AM
I don't c the point of blaming him alone..the whole team was weak,good father stand for your son..
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PeddieBoy Jul 09, 2018 11:30 AM
That is so true @Mgqibelo but the problem is the coach whom keeping the player on the field eve if he failed to deliver,for instance Neymar cost Brazil big time and Titi kept Costa on the banch while Neymar is rolling to KFC
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No badges available Jul 09, 2018 11:17 AM
I have been a big fan of Ozil But in this world cup Russia his performance was not even average it was poor but anyway his Dad has right to defend his Son.
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Mgqibelo Jul 09, 2018 11:06 AM
As a footballer no player wants to have a bad game. For the fans to boo you only kills you more

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