ARSENAL midfielder Mesut Ozil has not yet been able to touch the World Cup.
After Germany’s victory over Argentina last Sunday the trophy was passed along a line-up of the team’s players, but Ozil didnt quite get into the right position for his turn.
While teammates Thomas Mueller and Mario Gotze played around with the cup until they became slightly bored of it, Ozil pleaded to have a go but was drowned out by the PA system.
Trophy minder Wayne Hayes said: He’s still trying but never seems to be in the right place at the right time, even at yesterday’s private cup-touching session that we organised out of sympathy.
On a couple of occasions youd have sworn that any semi-coordinated human being wouldve been able to take the chance to grab it, but it wasnt to be.
I feel bad for him because hes now back at Arsenal and certainly wont be going anywhere near a trophy there.
Many of the players wives and girlfriends, German chancellor Angela Merkel and even Rihanna have been pictured holding the trophy and in each case Ozil is visible in the background, looking bird-like and morose.