The head coach of the German national football team Joachim Lev commented on the situation related to the scandalous situation of Mesut Ozil with the team.

“I think we underestimated the situation with the photos (Ozil, Gundogan and the Turkish leader Erdogan). I also underestimated them. I have not given any comments on this topic for a long time. The agent of Ozil called me and told me that Mesut would make a statement about his leaving. Mesut didn’t call me himself. We used to solve the problems together in situations like this. There has never been any racism in the team as long as I have been working  the German national team. Mesut and Ilkai have always identified themselves with all the statements of the national team. Since Mesut has chosen a different path, I must accept it, ” – said Lev.

Before the World Cup 2018 in Russia, Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan were criticized  because of the photos with the Turkish President Erdogan.

After the end of the World Cup, Mesut Ozil announced his leaving from the German national team.