The former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka has stated that Mesut Ozil can win the Ballon d’Or award.
Kaka did however warn Ozil that there are a lot of factors involved in winning the Ballon d’Or.
“To win the Ballon d’Or doesn’t just depend on him. It depends on a lot of other things. You have to win a lot of things to arrive at that award.”
Kaka was the last player to win the Ballon d’Or before Messi and Ronaldo’s spell of dominance. Ronaldo won the award in 2008 followed by Messi winning the Ballon d’Or four years in a row. Ronaldo has won in the last two years.
Özil was came under fire from sections of the media and fans at the start of the season but has received several awards since the turn of the year.
The 26-year-old has won two Arsenal Vitality Player of the Month awards and was also chosen as the PFA Fans Player of the Month for April.
The Arsenal star was given a 7.41 score from Whoscored for his performance against Hull and has not received a rating lower than 7.00 in his last eight league games.
Özil has nine assists and five goals in 27 appearances for Arsenal this season.