Mesut Ozil is arguably Peyton Barber Jersey Germany's most important player at the World Cup, according to Dietmar Hamann, who has urged critics of the midfielder to lay off him.

The Arsenal star was singled out for criticism after the reigning world champions opened the 2018 tournament with a 1-0 defeat to Mexico.

Former Germany stars and Lothar Matthaus were among those who piled in on the 29-year-old, Scottie Lewis Jersey with the latter suggesting .

But Hamann feels Germans should lay off Ozil and stop making him the scapegoat.

"Ozil is a brilliant player with great merits for German football. So steer clear of Ozil," Hamann said.

E'Twaun Moore Jersey "If we want to play a role at the World Cup, he is one of the most important, if not the most important players in the team.

"The J.J. Watt Jersey hunt for Ozil was not so bad for some players, they could just hide behind him. If it works, everyone is happy. If it does not work, Ozil is guilty. And if he did nothing, no Michael Thomas Jersey one else did anything.

"There is too much talk about tactics and system, the Mexicans were just more aggre sive, more powerfuland the Germans were surprised by their George Frazier Jersey cla s. We played naively, everyone wanted to play with the ball, no one without a ball."

Germany's campaign continues on Saturday when they face Sweden, who beat South Korea 1-0.

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