Mesut Ozil’s agent has branded President Uli Hoeness a “disgrace” to his club Bayern Munich and Germany after he slammed the Arsenal star following his retirement from international football.
Ozil released a statement on Sunday hitting out at the German Football Federation, the media and some fans for the reaction to his meeting with controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the World Cup and retired from German national team.
Hoeness claimed Ozil had not won a single “duel” on the pitch since before the 2014 World Cup, that his performances had consistently been “shit”.
Ozil’s agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut, launched a strong defence of his client by dismissing Hoeness’ claims.
“The comments of Mr Hoeness miss the point completely, as they have absolutely nothing to do with football,” he told Goal.
“He is trying to divert attention away from the real issue, the issue of racism and discrimination in Germany, which is resurging once again within German society.
“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. 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.
“As the president of Bayern Munich, is it not best to focus on the performance of his own players seeing as eight of the Germany team play for the club?
“If Mesut is such a bad player, what does this say about his opinion on Joachim Low, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho? These are three elite managers who praise Mesut as one of the best in his position. It is laughable that he thinks he is more qualified to judge footballing abilities than these people, with fabricated statistics.
“Mr Hoeness, we will not waste any more time or energy talking about a subject clearly you know nothing about. Not only are you a disgrace to yourself, but also and more importantly a shame to Bayern Munich and the people of Germany.
“Hoeness is no better than the people Mesut mentioned in his statement, as he has purposefully ignored this wider point, and has done so on purpose.
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