Mesut Ozil’s agent slams Bayern Munich president for ‘pointless’ remarks

first_imgBayern Munich president Uli Hoeness’ extreme ridicule over Mesut Ozil and his retirement from German football has not gone down well with Ozil’s agent and he has termed the comments “pointless”.Mesut Ozil announced that he will no longer play for Germany on the grounds of racism and disrespect. Ozil’s scathing attack was especially directed towards DFB officials and its president Reinhard Grindel.However, on Monday, unlike the world Hoeness slammed Ozil and said he was hiding his lacklustre performance behind these claims.Ozil’s agent, Erkut Sogut, however, said that Hoeness’ remarks completely miss the point and have nothing to do with football.”The comments of Mr Hoeness miss the point completely, as they have absolutely nothing to do with football. As Mesut said in his statement, he accepts reasonable and fair criticism of his football and deals with that as part of the job. However, Mr Hoeness cannot even provide any actual evidence to back up his foolish statements that are clearly exaggerated,” quoted Sogut as saying.Also read – German government defends Turkish integration after Ozil’s racism charge”In this case, the stats are clear. Twenty-three goals, 40 assists – which is a German record – and five-time German player of the year, three of which come after 2014. He claims that Mesut has been a ‘ghost’ for years, but what ‘ghost’ wins all these awards and has this much success? Mesut created more chances in the 2018 World Cup per 90 minutes than any other player, but, of course, he singles him out for criticism,” he added.advertisementOzil announced his retirement from German football after being embroiled into a controversy over his picture with the Turkish President Erdogan at a charitable event in London in May.Thereafter, Hoeness blasted Ozil and said that does not even deserve to represent the German national team. Hoeness went on to say that Ozil has been in horrendous form since 2014.”He had been playing s*** for years. He last won a tackle before the 2014 World Cup. And now he and his s****y performance hide beyond this picture,” Hoeness told Bild.Hoeness went onto add that Ozil is extremely overrated and Bayern Munich always looked to put the playmaker under pressure whenever they faced Arsenal because he is a weakness in their team.Also read – Mesut Ozil’s stunning declaration wins him support on Twitter”Whenever Bayern played against Arsenal, we played over him because we knew that was their weak point. His 35 million followers (on social media) – that don’t exist in real world – are convinced he has played sublimely when he completes a cross pass.”Earlier, Ozil gave an account of how his Turkish roots were disrespected and how he was made to feel unwanted by the German football federation despite giving his all for his teammates, the coaching staff and the “good people of Germany”.”In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” Ozil wrote in a lengthy statement in English posted on his Twitter account.Also read – Mesut Ozil finds sympathy from Sania Mirza: Racism should not be acceptedSix hours after making his stance clear on the controversial photograph, Ozil said that the treatment he has received from DFB (German Football Association) and many others “makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt”.Born to Turkish parents in Germany’s Gelsenkirchen city, Ozil has earned 92 caps, scoring 23 goals since his debut in 2009. He also played a key role in Germany’s triumph against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.(With ANI inputs)last_img

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