Germany Are Suffering – And They Can’t Blame Özil
As a devote Arsenal fan, nothing cheers me up more than to watch the national team that drove my beloved Mesut Özil out suffer miserably. It’s almost as if they miss the six goal scoring chances created per game by the imperious Tur- German, I meant German.
2018 and Germany have a lower win percentage than GIBRALTAR, no offence Gibraltar (30% to 43%). This means that by the next international break (March 2019), Germany would have gone eight months since they last won a competitive game. Eight months since Mesut Özil was starting in that fabled number ten role…
But where has it gone wrong for Germany over the past couple of months? In between the racism and relentless scapegoating (even Graeme Souness has had enough), they have looked lifeless, adrift of any quality that saw them lift the World Cup in 2014. If it weren’t for Timo Werner and Leroy Sané, I’d rather watch paint dry. Even the return of Marco Reus couldn’t save their blushes…
Despite a lack of imagination going forward, they managed to scrape past a terribly weak Peru in early September; a month later they weren’t quite so lucky. A 3-0 thrashing away to the same Netherlands side who didn’t even qualify for the World Cup just a few months before. They call that a Katastrophe.
Take nothing away from Oranje, but a side of Germany’s quality shouldn’t allow that to happen. They had a lion share of the ball (60%) but once again, did nothing with it (see what I am getting at?). After their 2-1 defeat to France, Germany have been relegated from Group A1.
Tears in my eyes. Who’d have thought it would be possible to relegate an entire nation? Always loved the Nations League.
Germany needs Mesut Özil! – Arsene Wenger
Mesut Özil has made almost one-hundred appearances for the German national team, and despite the legendary Arsene Wenger urging him to make a few more, you really can’t see it happening. In fact, Özil has disregarded the international scene as a whole, turning to live streaming website, Twitch, playing games like Fortnite and FIFA. Talk about the cold shoulder.
“I hope that Low can convince him that he will come back. Ozil is a super football player and was not the worst in the World Cup” Wenger to German magazine Bild.
‘Not the worst’. Awe-inspiring Arsene.
Nevertheless, there is little to no chance we will ever see Özil appear for Die Mannschaft again, his dramatic exit criticised by 2018 Germany Player of the Year Toni Kroos (not a great reward to have in all honesty), who I kid you not, said that his accusations of racism within the Germany national set-up were “nonsense”. Easy to say Toni when you have blonde hair, blue eyes and were brought up in the heart of Germany…
This was followed by an outrageous remark from Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness, who, by the way, can’t pay his taxes never mind pay attention to the national team. He stated that Özil has been “shit for years”. Hilarious. Since his league debut in 2006, Mesut Özil is the only player in the top five leagues to create over ONE-THOUSAND goalscoring chances. Have that Uli.
What I am saying is that, even if Löw managed to somehow convince Özil to come back (which he won’t), the criticism Özil has received from fellow Germans means that the situation within the dressing room and around DFB as a whole would be so fragmented that he’d never manage to return to his former, world-class self. You’re on your own ‘Die Mannschaft.’