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Bayer Munich president Uli Hoeness has said Mesut Ozil has been “s–t for years” and is hiding behind his recent international retirement to make up for lacklustre performances on the pitch.

Ozil announced his retirement from the Germany national team on Sunday after he was criticised for taking a photo with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where Die Mannschaft crashed to a first-round exit.

Hoeness spoke to Sport Bild (h/t Mirror‘s Mark Jones) and was hardly upset over Ozil’s decision:

“Ozil has been playing s–t for years. He won his last tackle before the 2014 World Cup.

“All he is doing on the field is playing cross passes. Now he hides himself and his crap performance behind this photo.


“No-one questioned he was playing crap at the World Cup.

“His 35 million follower boys, who of course do not exist in the real world, all think that he has played excellently if he plays a cross pass.”


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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