Mesut Ozil become left fuming following his second-1/2 of substitution at some stage in Fenerbahce's 2 - 2 draw with Royal Antwerp in Thursday's Europa League clash, with the ex-Germany supermegacelebrity providing a public show of anger on the selection to take him off.
The former Arsenal playmaker kicked a grab of water bottles at pitchside and threw his blouse off as he exited the sport rapidly after Pieter Gerkens had struck simply past the hour mark for an closing match-saving point. It supposed that the spoils among the Super Lig facet and the Belgian First Division A outfit had been shared at Ulker Stadyumu - however it will likely be veteran supermegacelebrity Ozil's movements that probably dominate dialogue over the following few days.
Having fought lower back from Mbwana Samatta's opener internal mins thru an Enner Valencia double to lead, Fenerbahce had been not able to locate a 3rd to place the sport past attain earlier than Gerkens tied matters up again.
The equaliser got here amid a negative overall performance for Ozil, who did not sign up a shot, be it on or off-target, in the course of the primary -thirds of the match, even as the German additionally went in the course of with out supplying a unmarried key byskip in attack.
Coach Vitor Pereira sooner or later opted to hook him for Dimitrios Pelkas, prompting a livid reaction from the 33-yr-antique midfielder, who took his anger out at the water bottles as he exited the field, duly punting them earlier than throwing off his blouse.
What has been said ?
Speaking after the match, Pereira refused to sentence Ozil's movements, alternatively praising his overall performance in a sport wherein his facet struggled to keep onto the ball in the course of, even as conceding that he become uncertain whether or not it become the proper call.
"We wished greater depth and a few clean blood," he added. "Mesut did properly nowadays, he can do properly at the ball however nowadays we had problem in preserving possession. For positive I can not recognize what could show up if we did now no longer carry him off.”
The larger picture
Ozil will wish that his outburst does now no longer maintain him from a beginning berth whilst Fenerbahce get lower back to Super Lig motion this coming weekend, once they face Alanyaspor.
Their attract Group B but has left them dealing with an uphill mission to attain the knockout degrees of the Europa League, with each Eintracht Frankfurt and Olympiacos greater than 3 factors beforehand of them.
They should nevertheless but extend their continental exploits into the brand new yr but, with a 3rd-location end set to look them transferred to the Europa Conference League knockout degrees
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