An under-performing German outfit shared the spoils with Poland in their Euro 2016 Group C encounter on Thursday. German playmakers Mesut Ozil and Mario Gotze failed to live up to their billing, while striker Arkadiusz Milik missed an array of chances for Poland.
It was a tough outing for a formidable Germany side as they played out a drab 0-0 draw with neighbours Poland. In a cagey display by both sides, the chances were few and far between. The best chances of the night, however, fell to Poland striker Milik, who miscued a number of them and failed to trouble German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Mesut Ozil, too, had a disappointing game and along with Milik, was targeted by fans on social media.
Here’s what the fans had to say:
Ozil > Payet has to be one of the jokes of the century.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) June 16, 2016
OZIL! Nope. Even Arsenal fans and their power in polls can’t help that one go in #GERPOL
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) June 16, 2016
Ozil booked for #GER
So to clarify, he is actually playing after all.#GERPOL
— 90min (@90min_Football) June 16, 2016
Fortunately enough, Mario Gotze has the exact same tattoos as Mesut Ozil. Right? pic.twitter.com/tS4sQA6CRG
— Football365 (@F365) June 16, 2016
— Memz Dogi Ⓜ️ (@Memz_Dogi) June 16, 2016
Ozil gets wiped out! Ouch! #GERPOL
— Copa90 (@Copa90) June 16, 2016
The way gooners overrate Ozil, plays well for half a season and suddenly he’s a beast ?
— Makhumise (@Thapz_CFC) June 17, 2016
Dimitri Payet v Mesut Ozil so far at Euro 2016:
Ozil: 5 pic.twitter.com/4iOlmrXMg3
— WestHamFCLive (@WestHamFCLive) June 17, 2016
Ozil’s teammate Mario Gotze was also slammed for another unconvincing display:
@Julien_Y True. Then when Gomez domes on, we stop crossing and pass it into the box… Just silly ? Götze can’t start again. Gomez has to.
— Maximilian Wussler (@M_Wussler) June 16, 2016
— Hoosein Mayet (@hooseinM_13) June 16, 2016
Havent seen #Goetze have a good game yet
— Mikey ☆☆☆☆☆ YNWA (@mikeylamb1) June 16, 2016
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewinESPN) June 16, 2016
Götze value dropping. Good for us. He’s looking heavy and out of rhythm. Just needs a Klopp hug and some love. @MarioGoetze come to LFC
— Firminology (@Firmino_ynwa) June 16, 2016
Götze’s looking heavy. Maybe that kitchen sink we threw at him did a bit of damage
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) June 16, 2016
Götze thought he’d get Real or Barça after the Euros but with his performance so far he’ll be lucky to lineup with Payet for West Ham.
— Bliss Andoh (@BlissAndoh) June 16, 2016
As reported in the Metro earlier, Arsenal are interested in bringing Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik to the club. The Polish attacker has enjoyed a good run in Holland, scoring 42 goals in 67 appearances, and would certainly be an upgrade over an under-performing Olivier Giroud.
Milik made a flying start to the Euros by scoring Poland’s first goal of the competition against Northern Ireland. On Thursday however, Milik had a game to forget. He found himself on the receiving end of a number of clear-cut chances, but failed to capitalise on any of them.
Understandably, Twitter let loose on the Arsenal target:
Milik? More like Misit
— Bateson87 (@bateson87) June 16, 2016
Well done Poland. Definitely a great result . #euro Milik owes us all a couple of goals
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) June 16, 2016
Milik should stay in Holland for now.
— Just Joe. (@SmallingsVoice) June 16, 2016
Milik is the Polish Theo Walcott ngl elite bottler him
— Pabζ (@Parmpal_) June 16, 2016
Milik’s transfer value has dropped considerably after tonight’s performance eh…?! Hope he is staying another year at Ajax.
— Nick (@ItweetAjax) June 16, 2016
Milik was a disaster. Absolute disaster. Pazdan was awesome.
— Lucas Wilk (@LucasWilk) June 16, 2016
Milik is a devoted fan of Manchester United. He says he “dreams of playing for Manchester United”, but yet insists he’s “far from it”.
— Nifemi (@AlhajiDrunkard) June 16, 2016
Milik had 2 golden chances to win it for Poland but he bottled them. No teeth to the German attack either. Snooze fest this game.
— Ishan (@notIshan) June 16, 2016
This tournament’s gone pretty sour for Milik.
— Wings Over Scotland (@WingsScotland) June 16, 2016
— ITV (@ITV) June 16, 2016
I swear milik couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat
— Rooney⚽️ (@dkrajewski10) June 16, 2016
Hope Milik gets sent off just so I can tweet ‘Milik’s gone sour’
— Dan (@DanWrexham) June 16, 2016
When you give Milik the chance to score… pic.twitter.com/cOrv7tXTR8
— Harsh (@KokeAndMentos) June 16, 2016
In the Eredivisie, that airshot and falling on the floor by Milik ends up in the back of the net.
— Jonny Gabriel (@JonnyGabriel) June 16, 2016
Milik is the polish Giroud ?
— Austrian Gooner (@Gooner_Austria) June 16, 2016
New Stat: Fewest yards of ball movement forwards from big chance shots.
Milik is setting new standards.
— Michael Caley (@MC_of_A) June 16, 2016
Milik is DEAD FOOD ON THE ROADS. Whack.
— Logan Sama (@djlogansama) June 16, 2016
Milik could’ve been worth £40 million had he scored his chances.
— Daniel Tiluk (@danieltiluk) June 16, 2016
Milik looks like a decent little player until he gets an opportunity to score
— Tom (@TomWillatsWHU) June 16, 2016
Milik is such a bottler ?
— DOUBLETREBLE WINNERS (@messileftfoot) June 16, 2016
As Someone who regularly watches Ajax, I can confirm milik is abysmal. Not a good footballer at all.
— Tintin (@TintinnyTins) June 16, 2016