The World Cup winner stated that he is used to adapting to different settings and that he actually enjoys new experiences.
“I’m the sort of person who can integrate quickly,” Özil said.
“I’m a normal person and people who know me know that I’m quite quiet and just like doing my thing. That was the case here, with the German national team and in my youth.”
“For example, when I experienced things changing, like if I changed class at school, it wasn’t the case that I would worry about how I would cope not knowing anyone, it was the opposite. I was and still am very open when I meet people.”
Özil has played in several countries as a player including Germany, Spain and England. The 26-year-old play-maker also speaks four languages – Turkish, German, English and Spanish.
The Arsenal star was born into a Turkish family in Germany and will have been used to adapting to different cultures from a young age.
Özil was born in Germany but his family originate from the Zonguldak province in north-western Turkey.
Several players born in Germany of Turkish origin represent both the Crescent-Stars and their country of birth at international level.
Özil and İlkay Gündoğan play for Germany while Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Gökhan Töre represent Turkey.