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Loew warns of ´aggressive´ Turkey approach

Germany coach Joachim Loew warned Friday against the "aggressive" approach of the Turkish football federation in its efforts to recruit German-born and trained Turks to its national team.

An estimated 3.5 million people of Turkish origin have made Germany their home, and as a result some have gone on to play for the national team.

Most recently, Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil -- who is of Turkish origin but was born and bred in Germany -- opted to play for the German national side.

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GJ232176d ago

Makes sense, Good players stay at Germany. Not so good will go to play for Turkey

karim2175d ago

Ozil: Born and raised in Germany....all his friends are Germans and he was schooled in Germany so why would he choose turkey ?

kulka2175d ago

yup good players will always choose better team

karim2175d ago

No new injuries please loew

kulka2175d ago (Edited 2175d ago )

Poland made same mistake Podolski wanted to play for Poland they rejected him now they are regretting it