Germany head coach Joachim Low has dismissed the possibility of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil returning to national team in the future. The 29-year-old Arsenal midfielder revealed that he had retired from international duty after Germany’s dismal World Cup campaign when they were eliminated in the group stages.
Ozil claimed his meeting in May with controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had resulted in him being unfairly targeted for criticism, while he also accused German Football Federation (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel of discrimination and “incompetence”.
However, he later suggested that he could be tempted back into the national team further down the line if the DFB underwent institutional changes.
But Low, who admitted to being disappointed that Ozil failed to contact him before going public with his retirement plans, has moved swiftly to rule out any possibility of him ever being recalled.
“In my view, Mesut Ozil has clearly declared his retirement and closed the door by himself with that, so a comeback is not a topic,” he told Sport Bild.