Oliver Bierhoff, you are wrong this time! By SK
The former German national team player, Oliver Bierhoff has come out to defend his compatriot, Mesut Ozil, claiming he has being failed by the rest of the Arsenal team, and wants him to switch club soon.
Mesut Ozil has had a difficult campaign with Arsenal and has struggled to reach the heights of last season. The 28-year-old was heavily criticised for his hand in the 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last month.
However, Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff has jumped to his defence, claiming Ozil has been let down by the rest of the Gunners squad. “Look at Mesut Ozil, who was singled out following the 5-1 loss to Bayern. In that match there wasn’t much support for a player like Mesut, who lives on his footballing qualities. The team let him down a bit.” Bierhoff told German magazine SportBild.
Did the team really let Ozil down? I don’t think so Bierhoff! If anybody let anybody down, it is Ozil who has let his team-mates down.
Ozil is a world class midfielder and as a world class player, he is supposed to have the abilities to change a game. When things are not going on well for Barcelona, Messi rises up to the occasion. Even our own Sanchez is a world class player who rises up to the occasion! We have lost many matches this season where everybody testified to Sanchez’s hard work. So, why the excuse that Ozil has been let down by his team mates?
Speaking further, Bierhoff suggested that Ozil should switch clubs, thinking that will be a better option for him, comparing his situation to that of Draxler who was struggling at Wolfsburg but found his form when he switched to Paris Saint German. This is what he has to say concerning changing of club: “He [Draxler] has got very good footballers around him (at PSG).That helps him,” Will a change of club help Ozil?
Right from his days at Real Madrid, Ozil has always been known as a player who hardly impacts big games, a reputation he has brought to Arsenal. Ozil, is a good player but his ability to stamp his authority in big games is something a change of club can’t change. I think what Bierhoff should be telling his compatriots, is to improve on his fitness, psyche and game. Ozil should step up his game because he continues playing as if his soul is not in a club, he may have difficulties with the coach of any club he decides to go to. So gooners, would a change of club help Ozil improve on his game?