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Mesut Ozil makes interesting revelation regarding Cristiano Ronaldo

Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo shared a brilliant partnership during the German international’s tenure at Real Madrid. The current Arsenal player developed into becoming one of the most creative playmakers in the world and delivered regular assists for Ronaldo during their time together at Madrid.  

Apparently, the Portuguese star was miffed with the club when they sold Ozil to Arsenal in the summer of 2013. Ozil had some interesting words to say about Ronaldo while speaking to Arsenal’s official website.

The 29-year-old heaped praise on current Juventus forward as he reportedly remarked, “Another thing people always ask me about is what it was like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and all I can say is that I’ve never seen a person like him.

“He works really hard and is the first guy to get into the training ground, then the last one to leave.

“He’s very professional and always wants to win, even in the training games. Of course, I was looking at what he was doing, even something as simple as just looking at his shooting technique. 

“I really enjoyed playing with him because he made me better on the pitch and he’s a great guy off it, too. I gave him loads of assists and he doesn’t need me to remind him of that!

“It was easy to play with him because you didn’t need to create a lot of chances. Even if I just gave him two passes, he would score two goals and that’s why he’s one of the greatest footballers who’s ever lived.”

Ozil represented Real Madrid in 147 competitive matches and scored 25 goals during the course of three seasons. Admirably, he delivered 60 assists too and was arguably the most threatening creative presence in Madrid’s setup.

He has managed to rack decent statistics even after moving to Arsenal. Having played in 199 matches for the North London based club, he has scored 37 goals and registered 66 assists too.

However, the partnership between Ozil and Ronaldo was quite fruitful for Madrid, who won the La Liga and the Copa del Rey during those three years.

Apparently, the Real Madrid won four Champions League titles after Ozil’s departure and Ronaldo was instrumental in each of those victories.

Eventually, even the Portuguese 32-year-old star left Madrid for Juventus this summer. He scored an astonishing 450 goals in 438 matches for Madrid and even won two La Liga titles in addition to the Champions League triumphs.

 

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