Following his decision to retire from international football, Mesut Özil has been labeled “s*** for years” by Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness.
The Arsenal star made his feelings known in the wake of Die Mannschaft’s disastrous World Cup campaign, citing racism from sections of the media after being pictured with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
The past couple of weeks have given me time to reflect, and time to think over the events of the last few months. Consequently, I want to share my thoughts and feelings about what has happened. pic.twitter.com/WpWrlHxx74— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
II / III pic.twitter.com/Jwqv76jkmd— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
III / III pic.twitter.com/c8aTzYOhWU— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
But Hoeness clearly doesn’t believe Özil, who is of Turkish heritage, will be a big miss for Germany, suggesting he has not performed for club or country for a long time.
“Ozil has been playing s**t for years,” he told SportBild . “He won his last tackle before the 2014 World Cup,” he said.
“No-one questioned he was playing crap at the World Cup”.
“All he is doing on the field is playing cross passes. Now he hides himself and his crap performance behind this photo.
“Whenever we played against Arsenal, we played on him because we knew he was the weak point,” he said.
Hoeness also criticised Özil for announcing his decision on social media.
“His 35 million follower boys, who of course do not exist in the real world, all think that he has played excellently if he plays a cross pass.”
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