Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was pleased with Mesut Ozil's international retirement as he reckons the midfielder has been 'playing rubbish for years.'
Ozil said a "feeling of racism and disrespect" was a key factor in his decision to step down from the national team, which he confirmed on Sunday in a series of statements posted on social media.
However, former West Germany forward Hoeness believes the Arsenal star's efforts on the pitch have been poor for a while.
"I'm glad that the spook is over. He's been playing rubbish for years," Hoeness told Sport Bild.
"The last duel he won on the pitch was before the 2014 World Cup. Now he's hiding himself and his c***py performances behind this photo."
Hoeness added: "Whenever we played against Arsenal we played over him because we knew that was the weak point.
"His 35 million followers - that don't exist in real world - are convinced he has played sublimely when he completes a cross pass.
"The development in our country is a catastrophe. You have to go back to what it is: sport. And from a sporting point of view Ozil has no place in the national team for years."