Mesut Ozil announced Sunday a text, published on Social networks that he was retiring internationally, just 29, pointing the finger at the racism of Reinhard Grindel, the president of the German Federation and new pavement in the pond of a Mannschaft in Crisis.
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It is with a big heart and after a lot of reflection that because of recent events, I will not play for Germany at the international level, as long as I have this feeling of racism and disrespect.
With these words, Mesut Ozil announced Sunday his International retirement.
After coming back via social networks on the reasons that the consequences on his photo with the Turkish president Recep Erdogan before the start of the world cup, a cliche that had been talking, the German offensive midfielder clarified the conclusions he had learned from this episode.
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He chooses to draw a line on the selection.
The treatment I received from the Federation and many others do not make me want to wear the national team jersey anymore.
I feel junk and I think that what I have accomplished since my international debut in 2009 has been forgotten.
Since the end of the world cup, Grindel has been under a lot of pressure on his decision before the start of the tournament and rightly so.
Recently said publicly that I should still explain my actions and claimed me for the poor results of the team in Russia, despite telling me it was over in Berlin I will no longer accept being an excuse for his Incompetence and his inability to do his job well.
Ozil said he met Grindel after the photo of Erdogan, taken with Ilkay Gundogan, and the two sides decided to focus on the world cup.
The Arsenal player also said he had received the support of Joachim Low and Oliver Bierhoff from the selection staff as well as German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
A question that leads Ozil to the radical choice to put the selection aside even before reaching the thirties.
I was wearing the German Jersey with so much pride and excitement, but that’s no longer the case.
This decision was extremely difficult to take because I always gave everything to my teammates, the technical staff and the good people of Germany.
But when the leaders of Germany treat me as they disrespect my Turkish roots and use me selflessly for their own political propaganda, too much is too much.
That’s not why I play football and I cannot do anything. Racism should never be accepted.
A bomb that German football did not need, after the elimination of the Mannschaft in the first round of the last World Cup 4 years after his coronation in Brazil.