It was a difficult decision, but Mesut was born in Germany, grew up here and developed here. That’s why it was the correct thing to decide for the German National Team. This is especially true when one looks at other examples…I hear of many players of Turkish decent, who grew up in Germany just like Mesut, and who chose to represent Turkey and that they are unhappy. They are not accepted by the team and are marginalized. Their mentality is different because they grew-up differently. Yildiray Bastürk or Hamit Altintop are such examples.