Mesut Ozil receives an unfair amount of “stick” for someone with “crazy” ability, says former Arsenal team-mate Charlie Gilmour, with the World Cup winner considered to be an “unbelievable player”.
As a mercurial playmaker, a German midfielder will always divide opinion.
Despite boasting match-altering ability, talents of his ilk are unlikely to run themselves into the ground and offer much to their respective cause without the ball.
The Arsenal academy graduate, who spent three years working with the former Real Madrid star before heading to Norwich in 2019, told The Gooner:
“The ability Mesut Ozil has is crazy. He sees passes that others just can’t and don’t see. He’s immense.
“I always get asked about his effort and I don’t know why Mesut gets so much stick.
“I think football has changed in the way you go about the game and it’s now more about the physical side, pace and power. You don’t see that side with him, but technically he’s superb.
“He’s composed on the ball and you play at his tempo. He’s just an unbelievable player and he also is the way he plays off the field, just very calm and relaxed.”
Source: News update