The German football federation has confirmed that Mesut Ozil has been crowned the German national team’s player of the year, as voted for by fans.
The 25-year-old, who has 17 goals in 52 games for his country, scooped the accolade for the third year in a row with 30 percent of the vote beating Bayern Munich duo Philip Lahm and Thomas Mueller into second and third respectively.
“This election makes me proud and happy,” Ozil told the DFB website. “Above all, because it was carried out by the fans.”
“The year 2013 was a very turbulent time for me with my move from Madrid to London. The internationals were all the more important in the circle of my friends and in front of these great fans. ”
“I still play every international game, as if it was my first. I see this award as an obligation for a successful 2014 and with it a successful World Cup.”
Given the talent at Joachim Loew’s disposal it appears from the outside that this is quite a feat by Mesut Ozil. So a pat on the back for the young man.
That being said, Arseblog News wouldn’t be surprised if the hatred shown by most German football fans towards Bayern and their players might have something to do with his success.
We look forward to a clean sweep next year with Per second, Poldi third, Serge fourth, Gedion fifth, Eisfeld sixth, Lehmann seventh and Stefan Malz in seventh.