If we win, we win together, but if we lose, we lose because of Ozil.
It is a sad but very true fact that Mesut Ozil gets the blame if Germany (or Arsenal for that matter) lose a game. He has been terribly maligned even by the German public because of his Turkish heritage even though he is German-born and helped them to become World Champions four years ago.
His father Mustafa thinks that it is time for the Arsenal playmaker to give up playing for his country, and told BILD in Germany: “If I were in his place, I would say: ‘Thank you, but that’s enough,’”
“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 … and 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.
“Mesut’s been an example for years. The situation is absurd – he loves Germany and has shown commitment to his country, that he’s presented as a scapegoat is so unfair.”
I would personally be very surprised if he dons the Germany shirt ever again after the disgusting scenes when the Germans were knocked out of the World Cup, and Ozil showed his massive disappointment in his treatment by the fans.
Having to leave the World Cup already after the group stage hurts so much. We just weren't good enough. I'll need some time to get over it. #SayNoToRacism #Worldcup #Russia2018 #M1Ö pic.twitter.com/mFOOhYQZen
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) June 29, 2018
So what do you think. Should Ozil just quit right now?