Posted on March 27, 2015 by ADMIN

What Mesut Ozil needs to do to win Ballon D’Or?

You cannot accuse the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil of lacking in confidence and ambition, after the 26-year old attacking midfielder stated this week that he has set his personal goal as winning the Ballon D’Or before the end of his career.

At the moment that looks impossible unless your name is Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Real Madrid and Portugal star is now 30-years old and has had his injury problems. Messi has had dips in form and injury problems himself so you never know.

Even considering the possibility that those two might leave the door open for someone else to win it in the next few years, it is clear that Ozil would need to be playing better than he is at the minute to stand a chance of lifting that giant golden football, but maybe he does not need to improve quite as much as his many critics would have you believe.

The German has really come good for the Gunners this season, realising that he needed to be stronger to shine in the Premier League and really getting his head down and putting in the effort, even if it does still look like he is out for a kickabout on the beach.

Now, though, Ozil needs to work on improving a couple of key elements of his game. The most important is his goals tally but also his calmness in front of goal. I have no problem with Ozil passing if it makes a goal more likely but it does seem that he sometimes rushes when the goal beckons.

Perhaps a few training sessions with the great Thierry Henry would do the trick because with a little tweak to his performances in front of goal, Ozil would be scoring plenty and assisting even more goals for Arsenal and Germany and then his ambition of winning the Ballon D’Or might not seem half as optimistic.

What do you think Gooners?

Share Button


16 thoughts on “What Mesut Ozil needs to do to win Ballon D’Or?

  1. misoko_gooner

    Mmmh, good lucky Özil,
    OFF TOPIC:
    Sturridge, Skrtel and Gerrard all confirmed to miss Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal. Sterling and Lallana nursing minor injuries too..

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 32 Thumb down 0

  2. Robin Vanpayslip

    1. Stop taking unnecessary sick days

    2. Listen to Wu Tang more

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 23 Thumb down 3

  3. speedie

    I can bet the journalist ask him “do you think you can win the Ballon D’or”??
    Like wat did you expect him to say
    “No I’m not good enough”
    I don’t no about you guys but I was quite happy hearing him say that. Atleast the whole lack of confidence thing is out the window!!

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 32 Thumb down 2

  4. optimisticgooner

    Its good to have player in our team who’s ambition is to be worlds best even as Messi and Ronaldo continue to dominate! Mesut Özil winning ballon d or seems a dream too big at present but if he manages to get even in d top five players even better if top 3, he will set a benchmark for others at arsenal fc. Also him entering d top 3 players list wud mean dat he wud b winning us many many matches and competitions and overall we will b able to attract more qworld class players wid less struggles! Lets face it, if arsenal wet among Europe’s top 5 clubs our top players( Fàbregas Persie) wudnt hav left us and other top players such as lets say pedro hummels etc wudnt spend so much time thinking and investigating how arsenal fc is like nd whether to join den or not! Best example wud hav been khedira wasting no time in joining us after he fell out of favour at Madrid ( not dat we need him now!!)

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 2

  5. windrider007

    unless ronaldo and messi retire or become old, no one else is going to win it. These guys are far ahead of the chasing pack

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 4

  6. davidnz

    If he really wants to win the Ballon D’Or
    he should transfer to Bayern M. ASP.
    You need to be the star of a team
    that wins the Champions League
    or the world cup.
    Or else you need to master mind
    a Premiership victory while scoring thirty goals.
    An Arsenal EPL victory and Germany
    winning Euro 2016 might do it.

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 9

      1. jonestown1

        Galen – you are going a bit hard on him especially in the context of what he ACTUALLY said after being prompted on the subject. I think it should be nigh on impossible for any Gooner to be critical of his response, both the phrasing and the tone.

        “If I continue to develop well and stay healthy, I would like, in the next few years, to hold the Ballon d’Or in my hands, I am convinced that it can happen. I’m feeling very positive. I’m a world champion and I play at a top club in the Premier League. There is much more of a physical test here than there is in Spain or in the Bundesliga – I constantly have bruises, but that makes me harder. I feel physically better than ever.”

        And btw I think you are in danger of overpraising BM and underestimating MO. Are you absolutely sure an in form Ozil wouldn’t get a look in at Bayern? And I don’t think his competition is with Muller or Robben. Omnipresent in the German national set-up since the age of 17 through to WC winner. Bayern’s captain and most influential player (Lahm) says “his (Ozil’s) vision is probably the best I have ever seen” – and on that basis he might put in a good word for him with Pep.

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0

    1. jonestown1

      Galen – you are going a bit hard on him especially in the context of what he ACTUALLY said after being prompted on the subject. I think it should be nigh on impossible for any Gooner to be critical of his response, both the phrasing and the tone.

      “If I continue to develop well and stay healthy, I would like, in the next few years, to hold the Ballon d’Or in my hands, I am convinced that it can happen. I’m feeling very positive. I’m a world champion and I play at a top club in the Premier League. There is much more of a physical test here than there is in Spain or in the Bundesliga – I constantly have bruises, but that makes me harder. I feel physically better than ever.”

      And btw I think you are in danger of overpraising BM and underestimating MO. Are you absolutely sure an in form Ozil wouldn’t get a look in at Bayern? And I don’t think his competition is with Muller or Robben. Omnipresent in the German national set-up since the age of 17 through to WC winner. Bayern’s captain and most influential player (Lahm) says “his (Ozil’s) vision is probably the best I have ever seen” – and on that basis he might put in a good word for him with Pep.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. frank

    He will need to score 40-50 goals in all competitions in one season to have a chance.

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 3

    1. vince

      no, as a striker yes. if manuel neuer wld win the award wld he need that many goals? no.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1

    2. frank

      That’s what Messi and Ronaldo are scoring so unless he scores that or Arsenal win four trophies in one year, he ain’t winning it, like Lampard didn’t. For me Neuer was the best player last year but most people just look at goals scored and that’s the way it will always be.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0

  8. reddb10

    here is an idea. why not take things one at a time and first start performing for you club with a bit of consistency Mr 150k a week Ozil

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 5

  9. RSH

    Its impossible, not because he’s not good enough because Ballon d’or is too political it doesnt matter waht you do unless you are Messi or Ronaldo. Ontop of that to even have a chance Ozil would have to match or come close to their scoring records. Ozil isn’t a goal scoring midfielder, and isn’t the type of player that award is for anymore. The fact that Ballon d’or even holds meaning at the moment is a bit laughable. We know its all politics.

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Comments are closed.