Germany beat Slovakia 3-0 in the Euro 2016 Last 16 clash today and yet against Mesut Ozil hit the headlines – although not entirely for the right reasons this time around.
We took a look at how fans reacted to Ozil’s performance – and penalty miss – on social media.
Here is the missed penalty everyone was talking about.
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 26, 2016
Two Arsenal players missed penalties in the Euro 2016 Last 16… not exactly promising signs going into next season.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2016
Ozil may be arguably the best playmaker in the world but his penalty record leaves a lot to be desired.
Mesut Ozil has missed 3 of his 4 last penalties for club and country.
— Unibet (@unibet) June 26, 2016
Can’t really disagree with that.
Ozil's role is to assist not to take penalties.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) June 26, 2016
Pretty much sums things up.
No idea why Ozil is taking penalties for a team with Kroos, Muller in it. He's a fantastic player, and a bad PK taker.
— ⚽️ is a Country (@FutbolsaCountry) June 26, 2016
There is always one!
Ozil to Xhaka: "Anything you can do, I can do better"
— Priya Ramesh (@Priya8Ramesh) June 26, 2016
To be fair Ozil was not that bad… we didn’t think so anyway and neither do the stats. The Germany international of Turkish origin created the most goals scoring chances (5) and would have added to his assist tally on a another day (which currently stands at 1).
Only Ozil could be anonymous in a dominant win, people will tell you he's been great though
— Zane (@Walter_Tactics) June 26, 2016
When Ozil steals your gloves pic.twitter.com/qrXvVlRVKB
— ️ (@Kye_WHU) June 26, 2016
Ozil isn't a false 9 or a playmaker, he's a false footballer
— MK (@Goalteke) June 26, 2016
Low blow from Lord Sugar.
Ozil having a bad game misses a pen and just missed an easy one. Arsenal player . @piersmorgan
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) June 26, 2016
There were however, still fans backing Ozil.
Ozil is better than any midfielder at the club you support.
— Sam (@Ramseyinho) June 26, 2016