Star midfielder “Arsenal” Mesut Ozil decided to put an end to an international career.
To retirement in the team is 29-year-old Ozil bowed to strong public pressure for a photo with President of Turkey Recep Erdogan, with whom the player was crossed before the world Cup in Russia. Ozil has rejected the political motives of the meeting with Erdogan, but in the end decided not to fight and retired from the national team.
“With a heavy heart and after much deliberation, in connection with the recent events, I decided not to play for the German national team. I wore the shirt with pride and joy, but now it is not.
I found it very difficult to make this decision. I always did her best for the sake of his teammates, coaches and people of Germany.
But when high-ranking officials of the German football Association respect to my Turkish roots, and drag me into a political propaganda, I do not like it,” wrote Ozil on his page on “Twitter”.
In the German national team Ozil played since 2009. In all competitions, the Arsenal midfielder played 90 matches and scored 23 goals.
With Germany Mesut Ozil in 2014 won the world championship and was twice winner of the European Championships.
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