There is no way back for Mesut Ozil to the Germany national football team. "I'm sad about how it ended, but this chapter is over," said German team director Oliver Bierhoff.
Ozil,30, resigned after the Erdogan affair and the historic preliminary round-off at the World Cup in Russia noisily from the Germany team.
Since then he has blocked several attempts by the sporting leadership of the German team, to coach Joachim Loew to improve the broken relationship in a clarifying conversation again.
Low has stopped his efforts. "No. At the moment this is not planned," he told a German newspaper on the question of whether he wanted to make another attempt to contact with his former favourite student.
Even at Arsenal, it is currently not at all good for Mesut as Unai Emery, his coach at the club, had no desire to answer questions to Ozil at the beginning of the week.
"He has a backache," said Emery after his team's 4-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspur, in which the former German international had again been absent in the Arsenal squad.
When did he get that? "I do not know." Did Ozil follow the game in the stadium? "I do not know." He would much rather talk about the team rather than Ozil, as the coach seems no longer set with the former Real Madrid footballer.
According to reports, Italian club Inter Milan can rope-in Ozil, who had extended his contract in London at the beginning of the year until June 2021.
"If you look at the team spirit against the Spurs, then they can go on well without him," the report says.
While the Ozil fans praise his genius, his critics complain about the lack of consistency. In big games Ozil enjoyed a start-up guarantee under Emery's predecessor Arsene Wenger. But under Emery, he warms the bench more than actual engagement on the pitch.
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