See which German World Cup winner partied a little too hard after lifting the trophy…
One can forgive players a bit of drunken fun after winning the World Cup, but it seems that Germany’s triumph was followed by so many crazy incidents that some are only coming to light now.
Sport Witness have translated reports from the German media that discuss the celebrations after their side’s victory over Argentina in July.
With his winners medal tied round his head, the giant defender broke into a dance described confusingly as a “mixture of YMCA and Lady Gaga” by Die Welt.
The quotes have come out ahead of the release of a documentary focused around Germany’s journey to being World Champions.
Mertesacker has had a poor season in the afterglow of a glorious World Cup. He admitted that he was struggling for motivation, and has been seriously caught out in recent games.
The centre-back was beaten in the air by Hull’s Abel Hernandez a few weeks ago, let Aleksandar Mitrovic get ahead of him to head home and complete Anderlecht’s comeback from 3-0 down last week, and at the weekend watched as Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis rose to head the Welsh side 2-1 ahead.
A lot of Mertesacker’s problems can be blamed on Arsenal’s transfer policy, which left the club with just six defenders heading into the season, and has seen second-choice left-back Nacho Monreal forced to partner his captain in recent games.