‘Time to take back Jerome Boateng’: Mesut Ozil targets Joachim Loew after insulting Germany in the Nations League 6-0 in Spain – after the team coach and Thomas Muller were pressured by eliminations in the wake of their World Cup exit.
- Mesut Ozil wasted no time posting a full-time reaction on Twitter after the match
- The former Germany international has suggested that Jerome Boateng be called in internationally
- Defender Boateng was disqualified by Joachim Law shortly after the 2018 World Cup
- Ozil retired from international service after feeling a lack of support from the German team
Mesut Ozil wasted no time responding to Germany’s shock 6-0 defeat to Spain after he took to Twitter to face coach Joachim Loew.
Germany suffered its worst defeat since 1931 when they were defeated in Seville, ensuring that the hosts reached the Nations League Finals next year at their expense.
Ozil’s international career ended after the 2018 World Cup when Germany were knocked out in the group stage.
Germany was humiliated in the Nations League after losing 6-0 to Spain in Seville
Germany coach Joachim Loew (left) with assistant coach Marcus Sorge during the defeat
Feeling a scapegoat, the Arsenal midfielder announced his retirement from international football shortly after the tournament after he felt he was not getting support from German officials.
Colleagues Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller have also seen their international careers cut short at the hands of Joachim Law in the two years since he was looking to rebuild a new team in his fourteenth year in leadership.
But after Germany performed poorly in Spain on Tuesday night, Ozil suggested a possible recall of one of his former teammates to help fix a leaky defense.
Only minutes after the final whistle, he said, “It is time to get Jerome Boateng back,” referring to Bayern Munich’s center back.
Mesut Ozil, the former German international, took to Twitter to post his reaction after a full sabbatical
Both Ozil and Jerome Boateng saw the end of their international careers under a cloud
Ozil’s retirement came amid controversy after a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup in Russia.
The playmaker, who has been left out of Arsenal’s first-team squad until at least January, had Turkish ancestry and felt he had no support from anyone in the German squad.
“My job is a footballer, not a politician, and our meeting was not endorsing any policies,” he said after retiring from international football.
“The treatment I received from the German Football Association and many others makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt.
Ozil felt he had become a scapegoat after Germany were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup early
Jerome Boateng’s international career has also been interrupted (left) by Joachim Law
“I feel unwanted and I think what I have achieved since my first international debut in 2009 has been forgotten.”
Germany only needed a draw with Spain to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Nations League, which kicks off next October.
But they looked dead and buried before the end of the first half as Spain, who had opened the scoring, tore them off with a header from Alvaro Morata, before Manchester City duo Ferrand Torres and Rodry struck before the break.
Torres added two more goals in the second half to complete his hat-trick, with Mikel Uyarzabal clinching the goal one minute before the end.