Mesut Özil was “in tears” – ex-teammate reveals bittersweet moment
It’s been months now Mesut Ozil Suspended from his club Fenerbahce Istanbul.
Ocean Tufan and Mesut Ozil It was then Announced that he will no longer play for Fenerbahce with immediate effect. His former team-mate has now spoken out about the incident, which left the former Schalke star in tears.
Mesut Özil “shed tears”
In March this year there was a bang from Istanbul: Mesut Özil was suspended from Fenerbahce Istanbul with immediate effect. The midfielder was dropped from the team after a dispute with then coach Ismail Girdal.
It is Mesut Ozil:
- Born on October 15, 1988 in Gelsenkirchen
- In 2005 he moved from RW Essen to Schalke 04 youth team
- He left Schalker in 2008 for Bremen for €5 million
- Real Madrid 18m in 2010, Arsenal 47m in 2013.
- In 2018 he withdrew from the national team after being photographed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- In January 2021 he moved from London to Fenerbahçe Istanbul
“There was a normal discussion between Mesut Ozil and Ismail Kurtal, which could happen in any dressing room. I wanted to stand with Mesut because he was in tears. Then I was also sent off,” Tufan told Turkish broadcaster DRD Sport.
The incident happened after a 2-1 win over Konyaspor. Ozil was substituted at half-time and Tufan only came on in extra-time.
Mesut Özil is also suspended
Tufan left the traditional Turkish club in the summer, while Ozil stayed with Fenerbahce and is looking for a pardon under new coach Jorge Jesus. But nothing comes.
“Mesut Ozil has had a great career and is an important player. But the club has made a decision in this matter. I will not change that decision,” Jesus said earlier.
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It is not clear how things will continue for Ozil. The former Germany international remains fit and wants to see out his contract in Istanbul, which runs until 2024. (oa)