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The German playmaker is ready to deal with the Turkish boo boys if he manages to win the race to be fit in time for the upcoming Euro qualifier in Istanbul

Germany star Mesut Ozil says he will be able to withstand potential jeers from Turkey's fans in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been under fire for picking Germany, rather than Turkey, as his national team, with critics of the decision saying it was career driven.

Ozil received whistles from travelling supporters in Germany's 3-0 victory against Turkey in October of 2010 and he is expected to face a similar reception in Friday's encounter in Istanbul.

However, the Real Madrid ace claims he does not fear the Turkish crowd, telling DFB: "I am happy to be here. Istanbul is a very beautiful city and the atmosphere will be stupendous.

"I think Turkey's fans will jeer me, just like it happened in Berlin, but I am professional enough to not let it affect me."

Ozil is still in doubt for the game because of fitness worries, but the player noted he is hoping to be given the green light to feature.

"I am under treatment, but I am sure I will be fine and and I will be able to play," he added.

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