Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness criticised Arsenal star Mesut Ozil of meeting the controversial Turkish president after he retired from International football.
Uli Hoeness stated he is happy Mesut Ozil retired from Die Mannschaft squad saying the attacking midfielder has been “sh*t for years.”
Ozil, 29, announced his retirement from the German squad with immediate effect citing racial problems, disrespect, and criticism he faced for meeting president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the present leader of his ancestral home.
The Arsenal midfielder was part of the 2014 World Cup squad was singled out by the German press for taking a picture with the controversial leader before the tournament.
His performances in Russia was equally brought into the limelight, and that resulted in a backlash from the former Madrid player. Ozil went to the social media to vent his anger.
'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish… not meeting him would have have been disrespecting my ancestors'
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) July 22, 2018
The past couple of weeks have given me time to reflect, and time to think over the events of the last few months. Consequently, I want to share my thoughts and feelings about what has happened. pic.twitter.com/WpWrlHxx74
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
But Hoeness says the Arsenal star’s departure should be welcomed as he has been getting away with sub-par performances for some time.
“I am glad that this scare is now over. He had been playing sh*t for years,” he told Sports Bild.
“He last won a tackle before the 2014 World Cup. And now he and his sh*tty performance hide beyond this picture.
“Whenever [Bayern] played against Arsenal, and we played over him because we knew that was their weak point.
“His 35 million follower boys – that don’t exist in the real world are convinced he has played sublimely when he completes a cross pass.
“The development in our country is a catastrophe. You have to go back to what it is: sport. And from a sporting point of view, Ozil has no place in the national team for years.”
Mesut Ozil made his Germany debut under Joachim Low in February 2009 and went on to make 92 appearances, scoring 23 goals.