Ozil: “I visited Madrid and Barcelona and the difference was José Mourinho”


Mesut Ozil is a name that needs no introduction when it comes to football. Born in Germany in 1988, Ozil began his football journey at a very young age. He rose to fame during his time at Werder Bremen and Schalke 04, but it was during his time at Real Madrid that he truly became a household name.

Ozil’s creativity, vision, and precision on the ball made him one of the most sought-after midfielders in the world. In 2010, he made the switch from Werder Bremen to Real Madrid, signing a six-year deal worth €15 million. During his three-year stint with Real Madrid, Ozil won the La Liga title and the Copa del Rey.

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In 2013, Ozil made a surprise move to Arsenal, signing a five-year deal worth £42.5 million. During his time at Arsenal, Ozil was a key player and played an instrumental role in the club’s FA Cup triumphs in 2014, 2015, and 2017.

However, Ozil’s time at Arsenal was marred by controversy. He froze out of the first team in 2020, and many fans and pundits criticize his work ethic and attitude. Ozil eventually left Arsenal in January 2021, signing a deal with Fenerbahçe in Turkey.

In a recent interview, Ozil opened up about his time in Spain and the differences between Real Madrid and Barcelona. According to Ozil, the biggest difference between the two clubs was José Mourinho. He said that Mourinho’s presence at Real Madrid made all the difference and that he was the reason why Real Madrid won the La Liga title.

What did Ozil said about these Managers

Ozil also spoke about his experience meeting Pep Guardiola, the former manager of Barcelona. He said that Guardiola didn’t bother to meet him during his visit to Barcelona, which left a lasting impression on him. According to Mesut, the lack of interest from Guardiola made him feel unwanted and unappreciated.

Ozil’s comments about Mourinho and Guardiola have sparked a debate among football fans and pundits. Some have praised Mourinho for his ability to inspire and motivate his players, while others have criticized his tactics and style of play. Similarly, some have questioned Guardiola’s decision not to meet Ozil, while others have defended him, saying that he was probably busy with other commitments.

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