I would like to correct some of the utter ... misinformation ... that has been spread here:
Kevin Prince Boateng is born in Germany too...but yet he plays for his country
He grew up in Germany as a son of a Ghanaian father and a German mother. It's very telling that this makes "Ghana his country" in your book. In reality he never considered Ghana to be "his" country at all. He identified much more with Germany, he played in the German youth teams until 2007, but he got thrown out due to his misdemeanors. Later he was approached by Ghana and took the opportunity to play for a national squad after all.
and his brother plays for Germany
Actually they are half-brothers; they have the same (Ghanaian) father, but different (German) mothers. Not that it would matter much though, considering the amount of misinformation you're spreading.
I don't see a lot of the young talents Germany already have .
I don't see Gotze & Marin playing very often
This is where it gets hilarious. You're actually reviving this age-old braindead argument of "foreigners" somehow stealing the place of "true" Germans. And the way you do it actually shows that you have no idea what you're talking about. Jerome Boateng, who has a German mother and lived his whole life in Germany, is - in your eyes - a Ghanaian who steals focus from "German talents" like Marko Marin. In reality, Marin is of Serbian (or Bosnian, depending on how you look at it) descent, both his parents are Bosnian Serbs and moved to Germany when he was two. But, of course, Marin's name doesn't sound as foreign as Boateng's, an he's blond-haired and has white skin. This, more than anything else, shows the amount of prejudice, racism, and sheer ignorance in your atrocious line of argument.
Don't get me wrong Ozil is a great player but he should play for Turkey not for the Mannschaft
Why? He is a German. He was born and raised in Germany. He speaks German. He has the German citizenship. His parents were born in Germany as well. He respects Turkey as the country where a part of his heritage lies, but he has always been completely committed to Germany. Why on Earth should he play for Turkey?
Boateng,Ozil,Kedira,Podolski... Hitler is rolling in his coufin when he hears this name. And check the german under 17 team... Yildiz,Mujezinovic,Öztürk,Ekin... this is not normal...
can you compare the German team from 1994 or 1998 to the German team now :) How many "germans" like Ozil will you see in there?
It's (again) very telling that you can't accept Özil as a German, that you feel the need to put his nationality in quotes. But, to address your argument:
1. There have always been footballers who played for nations different than that from their parents (or one of their parents). Michel Platini's parents were Italian. Alfredo di Stefano was born in Argentina. In Germany, members of the team that won the Euro 1980 included Rainer Bonhof (Dutch), Felix Magath (Puerto Rican father), Horst Hrubesch (clearly Czech family name), Calle del'Haye (probably Belgian ancestors), and Miroslav Votava (Czech parents). You can continue the line with later players like Mehmet Scholl (Turkish father), Fredi Bobic (Slovenian/Croatian parents), and so on. Germany has always been home to people from many different cultures and origins (and benefited massively from this).
2. It is correct that there are currently many players in German youth squads who have a multi-ethnic background, or whose parents were immigrants. You're saying that this is "not normal". Well, actually it _is_ normal for the German society. We had a lot of immigrants (Turks, Poles, Yugoslavs, Spaniards, etc.) who help rebuild our economy after the war. Many of those have stayed, some married German partners, their kids grew up here - the usual process. And many of those played soccer, especially in the poorer areas (many immigrants had been rather poor when they came, some lost everything they had in wars). You need money to buy a playstation, you only need a ball and some friends to play football.
However, there's one thing that may be specific to the German soccer association: After the debacle of Euro 2000, the German soccer federation invested a _lot_ of money into the infrastructure, especially in the poorer areas of the country. They built soccer fields, they supported youth clubs financially, they mandated that every professional football club in Germany needs a youth academy (otherwise they wouldn't get a license), and they did everything they could to show young kids that football in germany offers them a perspective. For years we've seen PR spots in the media like this one
, which shows the parents of German national players, originating from many different nations, at a barbecue. The message at the end of the clip is the Spanish term "mas integracion" - it's a message of integration. The German football federation has made it very clear that it has no room for racial or ethnic discrimination, it offers all talented youths (who are living in Germany) a chance to become a member of the squad, no matter where they or their parents came from. And they also take care that the youths are really integrated into all parts of German society, the kids get courses in German if they have language problems, they get help in school, etc.
So, what you're seeing in the German youth teams is not "not normal", as you say, it's instead proof of a dedicated integration program that actually works.
So, would you please, please
leave these sad, racist, utterly misinformed, comments of yours at the door next time? Thanks.
Klose is polish too ;)
His father actually has a German passport. You're not even consistent in your own argumentation. Your knowledge of the things you talk about is severely lacking. Somehow, this seems to be often the case for people spreading racist thoughts ...