And their team wasn’t even involved in any way, shape or form in Germany’s elimination!
But Joachim Low has leapt to his defence, stating that other players have been just as bad as him.
It really is hard to know why they have gone from the side that dominated in qualifying to one that didn’t deliver in Russian Federation.
“Is Mesut Ozil the laziest footballer of all time?”, one questioned, as another stressed: “As usual Mesut Ozil finishes fourth“.
La Roja had won three successive major worldwide tournaments when the tiki-taka technicians arrived in Brazil but the 2014 World Cup proved a step too far.
England and Belgium face off in their final Group G encounter on Thursday, with an eye on who they will play in the knockout.
When they hammered the hosts Brazil in the semi-finals it was considered one of the great worldwide performances.
He could be seen having an altercation with Germany supporters after the defeat to South Korea.
Mexico midfielder Rafael Marquez, meanwhile, rounded on the team’s critics. “We were convinced once tournament started we would be able to play well but it didn’t happen”.
They followed that up by nearly drawing with Sweden, but for a wonder-strike by Toni Kroos at the death. How true these rumours are and how much is down to a section of society looking to blame players whose parents were from outside Germany is open to conjecture, but Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan posing with Turkish president Recep Erdogan recently probably didn’t help matters. Clearly they didn’t work.
I never felt like that.
Celebrations spread to the historic center of the capital, where World Cup games are being shown on giant screens.
In Russia, the Germans got off to a awful start with a 1-0 loss to Mexico, and their campaign ended on an even more bitter note after a stoppage-time victor from Toni Kroos against Sweden gave the false impression they had finally kick-started their tournament.
But Mexico City exploded with joy when South Korea scored two injury-time goals to eliminate the defending world champions in a huge upset.
It was the first time Germany has been knocked out in the first round since 1938, though the team was not allowed to enter the 1950 tournament.
The 1998 World Cup in France had the host country winning the tournament. Others were in the same boat.
Leroy Sane, the forward who shone for Manchester City last season, was cut from the final squad.
They obviously have a lot of exciting young players ready to step up.