Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, together with Everton’s Cenk Tosun, pose with the Turkish president Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he no longer wants to play worldwide soccer for Germany. In a prolonged statement, the 29-year-old mentioned therapy he had received from the German Football Affiliation (DFB) had made him “no longer want to wear the German national team shirt”. He additionally claimed he was being blamed for Germany’s disappointing World Cup. In Might, Ozil was criticised after being photographed with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a London occasion. Ozil attended the occasion with fellow Germany worldwide Ilkay Gundogan. Each Ozil and Manchester Metropolis’s Gundogan are of Turkish descent. Ozil says he and Gundogan talked about soccer with the president. Afterwards, pictures have been launched by Turkey’s governing AK Occasion within the build-up to elections within the nation, which Erdogan received outright. Many German politicians questioned Ozil and Gundogan’s loyalty to German democratic values. Germany has beforehand criticised the Turkish chief’s crackdown on political dissent following a failed coup. Ozil mentioned he would have been “disrespecting his ancestors’ roots” had he not posed for pictures with the Turkish president. He added that he and his family had received hate mail, threatening telephone calls and feedback on social media.