Mesut Ozil agent has blasted Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller for their reaction to the German quitting international football.
The Arsenal man quit playing for his country after the World Cup, writing a 2,000 word statement detailing the abuse he had received over his Turkish ancestry as one of the reasons.
Real Madrid star Kroos dismissed the serious allegations made by Ozil as “a lot of nonsense.”
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Bayern Munich duo Neuer and Muller also poured scorn on their former team-mate’s struggles with the national team.
The Gunners playmaker received widespread criticism in his home country in the build-up to and during Russia 2018 after being pictured meeting Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
And now his agent Erkut Sogut has spoken out against the public stance of the three players, which has left Ozil feeling isolated and without the support of all his international colleagues.
Sogut told German magazine 11Freunde: “Neuer indirectly accused Mesut of not having worn the German jersey with pride. This is unacceptable.
“Müller did not understand the whole discussion. And Kroos, as a seasoned national team player, should explain what he means by ‘nonsense’.
“There are only two explanations: they are either naive or scheming.”
Muller’s reaction to Ozil’s statement was to claim that for German players “the whole issue never was as big as it was made out to be”.
The forward, along with Kroos and national team boss Joachim Low then came out to insist there was no racist behaviour withing the team.
But Sogut added: “Low defends himself against an accusation that has never actually been made. Mesut has not been racially abused from within the team but from the midst of German society.
“The German football association should have been more protective in this case.
“Mesut did not make any mistakes, that’s how it stays. It is just a matter of respect and courtesy to agree to meet the president of Turkey when he requests it.
“The two of them have met regularly over the past eight years. It has never been a problem before for the German public.
“Should we tell Mesut: ‘You cannot meet with the president – but maybe in two months’ time’? That really does not make any sense.”
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