Mesut ozil has been accused by Germany legend Lothar Matthaus for having no passion during Germany’s unexpected defeat to Mexico at the weekend.
Hirving Lozano’s goal proved to be the difference between the two sides, in a game where Germany struggled to find their rhythm.
German winger Julian Brandt after the game told talkSPORT that Germany “defended like kids”, this came after the German press attacked Joachim Low’s side labeling them “Wimps”.
But Matthaus, who won the world cup with West Germany in 1990, singled out the Arsenal midfielder for having “no joy and no passion “. He claimed Mesut Ozil sometimes has this mentality for his club Arsenal as well.
In his column for German daily BILD, Matthaus said: “what displeases me is his (Ozil’s) body language which is negative .
“I often have the feeling that on the pitch Mesut Ozil doesn’t feel comfortable with the DFB Jersey, almost as if he doesn’t want to play, there is no heart, no Joy, no passion.
He insisted with Ozil’s latest performance in recent years, he should withdraw from the National team after the world cup, since it doesn’t justify the free ticket of Joachim Low.
Ozil and Germany can get back on track with a win over Sweden in Sochi on Saturday evening.