The Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil is undoubtedly the king of assists, but has only scored 15 goals in his three years at the Emirates. His ex-Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo has made it his life’s mission to score as many goals as possible and has reached over 50 in each of his last 5 seasons at the Spanish giants, but Ozil still thinks they are both perfectionists and comparable players.
Ozil said: “Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously very ambitious, but so am I,”
“I am a perfectionist on the pitch as well. I want to be successful with everything I do.
“During the time I played alongside Ronaldo (at Real Madrid), I saw that he always wanted to win everything, even on the training pitch. He is never satisfied and always wants more. He always wants more titles and there are not a lot of players with that attitude.
“Personally, I am not as hungry for goals like Ronaldo. But that’s only normal. He is an attacker. For me, scoring goals and providing assists is the same. They both win you matches.”
Hmmm that is debatable. Goals win you matches! I remember Ozil breaking a record last season of creating something like 18 goalscoring chances in one match (I think it was Southampton and the game finished 0-0) but it certainly did NOT win us the match!
There is little point in having the best assister in the world if his striking team-mates do not finish the chances off. And when Ozil does get goalscoring opportunities, he seems to prefer to pass then take it himself. This is a big problem for him and Arsenal. His goal shy trait is also detrimental to his country as well. I read today thathe has only scored ONE of his last five penalties for club and country.
So it’s obvious who I would prefer in the Arsenal team. What about you?