Rio world champion Jerome Boateng would welcome a comeback in the German national soccer team. “If I’m asked, I’m absolutely open to it,” said the Bayern Munich defender in the ARD’s “Sportschau Club”. “Playing for Germany was always the greatest and an absolute honor for me, that’s what you dream of as a child,” emphasized Boateng (32), whom Joachim Löw had sorted out in March 2019 like Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels. Since then, the national coach had repeatedly emphasized that he wanted to continue on the path of rejuvenating his selection. That was “absolutely legitimate,” said Boateng.
This is one of the reasons why he said: “I’m not going to count on it and say: Oh, I have to go back to the national team. I know what I can do and about my quality and I am very calm and relaxed. ”In the last of his 76 international matches (one goal), he played the Netherlands in October 2018 in Amsterdam, 3-0 in the Nations League.
Former national soccer player Mesut Özil is meanwhile tired of his reserve role at Arsenal FC. “Of course I would like to be able to help the team right now,” Özil replied to a fan on Twitter when he was asked whether he was happy with the Gunners: “But as long as I don’t get the chance, I just hope we can get better results very soon. ”Arsenal have only won one of their last six competitive games.
In the Premier League, the 13-time champions have been without a win for seven games (five defeats) and slipped to 15th place, on Tuesday he failed in the League Cup quarter-finals at Manchester City (1: 4). Özil didn’t play a single game of the season – probably because the club wants to get rid of the top earner (contract until 2021). “These are very difficult times for everyone in the club, not just for me. The situation is frustrating for everyone, ”the Rio World Champion wrote on Wednesday evening. He concluded his answer with the sentence: “Let’s stay positive!”