Mertesacker defends under-fire Ozil
• Per offers his support to Mesut
Ozil was heavily criticised after Germany had been eliminated from the World Cup in Russia.
"Tying everything to his person is wrong.
"I think it’s just good that he’s on holiday now, that he can look back, I think he’s very self-critical and can see that [it was not all his fault] well.
"He knows he can call me anytime and count on me, we’ve been playing together for so long and we’ve seen so many great things."