Jens Lehmann believes Mesut Ozil’s injury-interrupted with season with Arsenal assumed a big role in his failure to impact Germany’s hopeless World Cup battle.
The holders were thumped out at the group stage following their thrashing to South Korea on Wednesday, as Sweden and Mexico progressed to the last 16.
Ozil was dropped after the opening match thrashing to Mexico yet was reestablished to the beginning line-up by Joachim Low for the must-win match in Kazan.
Despite that the Arsenal playmaker made the best chance of the counterpart for Mats Hummels when the amusement was as yet goalless, the 29-year-old was criticised by his coach and shot conflicting with fan.
Yet, Lehmann, assuaged of his instructing obligations at Arsenal by new manager Unai Emery not long ago, clarified he was not astonished by Ozil’s battles in Russia.
‘Clearly I saw that [criticism] from a nearby separation a year ago,’ he told talkSPORT.
‘Also, what turns out is that in the event that you need to play a decent World Cup it doesn’t begin a little while before the World Cup.
‘It begins toward the start of the season – you have to discover your musicality you need a decent pre-season.
‘You have to practice a lot, you have to partake and sadly Mesut has been inclined to injury a quite a lot.
‘I recall the last three games for Arsenal he couldn’t play and couldn’t prepare. In January and February in the winter he didn’t have a considerable measure of instructional courses.
‘In the event that a player goes into a competition like that at that point it’s dependably a little detriment.’
Mesut Ozil has been criticized by most Germany supporters on Twitter saying that they believe the Arsenal midfielder didn’t deserve to wear the Germany jersey after his horrible performance in the FIFA WORLD CUP, the midfielder was even seen clashing with the fans after their loss against South Korea as they were accusing him of having low impact in the match.
Recently, a former Germany star said that Mesut Ozil has a body language which is like that of a dead frog according to him.