Kevin-Prince Boateng, Dauda support Mesut Ozil after Germany retirement

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The Arsenal star announced his retirement from international duty on Sunday after his harsh responses to critics

Ghana internationals Kevin-Prince Boateng and Fatau Dauda have expressed their support for Mesut Ozil following his retirement from Germany national team.

The 2014 World Cup winner was part of Joachim Low’s squad that failed to make it past the group stage in Russia.

In addition to the country’s failure at the biggest football tournament, the Gunners midfielder has been heavily criticised for appearing in a picture with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, alongside team-mate Ilkay Gundogan before their trip to Russia.

In response, Ozil issued a lengthy three-part statement on Sunday as he called time on his international career after making 92 appearances.

And the Sassuolo midfielder and Enyimba goalkeeper have weighed in their support of the 29-year-old's decisions.

"One of the best I've played against. Thanks. Mister assist," Boateng wrote on Instagram.

"I am German when we win I am an immigrant when we lose. Are there criteria for being fully German that I do not fit? My friend Podolski and Klose are never referred to as German-polish, so why am I German-Turkish? Is it because it is Turkey? Is it because I’m a Muslim?," Dauda wrote on Instagram.

"Stand for Ozil and say no to racism! One world, One People."

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