This debate about Mesut Ozil rages on. He was dropped for Germany’s second game (the only one that they won!) but was reistated for yesterday’s defeat to South Korea, which saw the Champions knocked out of the tournament coming bottom of the Group.
The coach Joachim Low even mentioned Ozil after the game, but said that he wasn’t the only one to blame. He said: ‘Today, because of a number of bans and injuries, we had to make changes,’
‘In 2014 and 2017 that was also the case, it happens. A team only begins to gel later at the tournament, so it makes sense to bring some [players] in and let it go easy on them.
‘It wasn’t only Ozil, a number of other players didn’t perform as they normally would. ‘I take responsibility for that and stand up for that, but I thought it was a good team.
It wasn’t only Ozil?? In fact it wasn’t Ozil at all! Look at a few of these tweets that came up after the game…
Mesut Ozil created seven chances against South Korea – all from open play; the most by any player in a single game at the 2018 World Cup so far.
No goals to show for it. Yet he’s the one who always gets targeted. ?
— TheArseneView (@TheArseneView) June 27, 2018
Mesut Ozil vs South Korea:
81 passes, 85% accuracy, 7 key passes , 4/5 successful dribbles
Yet again he’s first one to blame. Find yourself another agenda. https://t.co/aNq7aPeTkL
— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) June 27, 2018
The #Ozil "debate" for today;
"Didn't do enough for me" – created 7 chances (1/3 of team total), 3 of them absolute sitters
"Not involved enough" – more successful take-ons than anyone
"He has no fight in him" – had 5 successful tackles; more than Kroos managed
— Andrew Thompson (@AFCBvB1410) June 27, 2018
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) June 28, 2018
Is it his fault the German strikers didn’t convert the chances? Why on Earth does he get the blame for everything?