Fulham forward Andre Schurrle has suggested that Germany’s current struggles might continue for years to come, just as Spain had problems after winning the World Cup in 2010, reports ESPN.
Schurrle viewed much of this from the outside as the forward was not picked in last summer’s World Cup squad and hasn’t subsequently been selected by Joachim Low, but he compared the side’s fight to rediscover their 2014 World Cup-winning peak with Spain’s similar process of transition, and warned it could take a long time.
“Seeing the team losing like this and going out at the group stage was not easy,” Schurrle said. “Even if you are not selected, you still support your country. “I wanted them to win because I know all of the guys and how much work they put in and how good they can be. Now is the time in Germany to have a transition. It will take time. “You saw Spain after their three titles, and they are still in transition mode because they didn’t find this team to be at [their] best.
It’s going to be the same with Germany.”
Schurrle, on loan at Fulham from Borussia Dortmund, was cagey when discussing Ozil. The Arsenal playmaker stepped away from the national team in July, shortly after the World Cup exit, when he said that he would “no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect.”