Germany’s star playmaker Mesut Ozil has hit back at criticism from his international teammate Jerome Boateng.
The former Manchester City defender was unhappy with Germany’s scoreless draw with Poland and pointed the finger at his sides attacking players.
“We did not win any one-on-one duels in attack. There was not a lot of movement — it just wasn’t enough,” Boateng was quoted as saying by Goal.
“We have to take shots. It’s all good until we reach the final third, but we can’t get past the opponents, are not dangerous. We need to improve that, otherwise we won’t get far.”
However, Ozil rejected the statement made by Boateng when questioned by reporters and responded in a sarcastic manor.
“That’s his opinion. He certainly knows how to play attacking football,” Ozil stated.
Joachim Low’s side currently sit at the top of Group C with four points following a win over Ukraine and a draw with Poland. Germany take on Northern Ireland in their final group game this week.
The Arsenal star has played the full 90 minutes in Germany’s opening two games and is expected to start against Northern Ireland.