Low applauds Ozil's 'great reaction' to being dropped

Joachim Low dropped Mesut Ozil against Sweden, but his response to such a blow has impressed the Germany coach ahead of facing South Korea.

Mario Gomez, Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan sit on the bench   -  Getty Images

Mesut Ozil produced a "great reaction" to being dropped for Germany's 2-1 win over Sweden and is in contention to start against South Korea on Wednesday, according to Joachim Low.

Ozil paid the price for a disappointing display in Germany's surprise 2-0 defeat to Mexico, as Low left him on the bench last Saturday in Sochi.

Toni Kroos' last-gasp winner ensured Germany heads into its final Group F outing in a much stronger position than had looked likely in a contest in which Die Mannschaft came from behind despite having Jerome Boateng sent off.

But Ozil could find himself back in the starting XI in Kazan on Wednesday, Low praising him for his response to being left out.

"After the match against Sweden, Ozil showed a great reaction in training, as I expected from all who didn't play," Low told reporters at the Kazan Arena.

"Therefore, all are an option for tomorrow. I think we have 18 players available. Sebastian Rudy won't be able to play, that's still a few days early as he broke his nose in multiple places.

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