Mesut Özil has stated that he is an admirer of the former Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.
The Germany international heaped praise on the Zidane stating that the Frenchman never done tricks to show off but instead played a ‘clever game.’
“I always admired [Zinedine] Zidane. He didn’t do tricks for the sake of it. He never wanted to show off. He just played a clever game,” Ozil stated in an interview with Henry Winter of the Times
“He’s the player who decides games. I watched his technique and tried to do that in my game, and a lot of times it worked.”
Özil has provided 16 assists in 17 Premier League games which is more than any other player in England and the top five leagues in Europe including France, Italy, Spain and Germany.
The 27-year-old has won the Arsenal player of the month award for the last two months for the north London club and is expected to win the away for a third consecutive time for December.