Joachim Low tells Arsenal star to forget about Olympic games

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal star Mesut Özil has had his dreams of playing in both the Olympic games and Euro 2016 tournament crushed as Germany head coach Joachim Low revealed that he would simply not allow it to happen.

Low stated that playing in both the Olympics and Euro 2016 tournament would be too much of a task for any player to take on.

“Obviously the Olympics are an emotional issue. For me, however, it is unthinkable to play both tournaments,” Low was quoted as saying by Eurosport.

“I think it makes no sense. It would help no one. So it is vastly unlikely (to happen) and priority for us is the Euro.”

Özil has said he would like to play at the Olympics as one of two over under-23 players in the team but it seems very unlikely following comments made by Low.

Germany are likely to book a place at Euro 2016. The World Cup champions are currently in second place on 13 points and take on Group D leaders Poland next.

Özil missed his last game for Arsenal with a minor knee-injury and is a doubt for the Poland game but could recover in time for the Scotland game on Monday.

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