Three years after his resignation from the German national soccer team, accompanied by accusations of racism, Mesut Özil has signaled his readiness to meet the former national coach Joachim Löw.
In the new DFB journal published on Wednesday, Özil wrote in the context of the appreciation for Löw, who was eliminated after the European Championship: “I know from Jogi that he has sympathy for Fenerbahce.
So I hope that he will visit us at a home game in Istanbul in the coming season.
He would definitely be invited! "
Löw had declared after the knockout round at the European Championship that he was expecting a discussion with Özil, who is now playing for Fenerbahce Istanbul. “The time will come when we will talk to each other again and meet again. The day will come at some point, ”said the 61-year-old.
Özil now recalled that Löw had brought him to the national team as a 20-year-old, for which he was very grateful. "We were extremely successful together for a decade and, with Spain, we were the most successful team at the major tournaments," emphasized the 32-year-old world champion from Rio. “I will never forget the joint success in Brazil in 2014 for my entire life - that we won the trophy in the end was also a very great achievement by our coach; that's the greatest thing you can achieve as a coach. "
The 92-time national player resigned after quarrels over a controversial photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the subsequent preliminary round at the 2018 World Cup. The fact that he did not speak to Özil personally in the three years that followed was "a great human disappointment," Löw said.