The fans of his current club Arsenal and his national team Germany have been guilty in the past of getting on the back of the brilliantly creative play maker Mesut Ozil. In fact it was only last year that the 27-year old was having to face boos from his own country’s fans at some German home games.
To be fair to them and to us, however, we have also been a lot more appreciative of his talents than the football media who have been happy to jump on the bandwagon by calling him lazy or saying that he doers not turn up for the really big matches. And so it was proved when the Germans were asked to vote on which of Joachim’s Low team did the best for them at Euro 2016.
While the official team picked by UEFA did not include the Arsenal star but did feature his international team mates Toni Kroos of Real Madrid, Jerome Boateng and Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich, Squawka.com have reported that Ozil won the fans vote hands down with over a quarter of all the votes polled.
He may have only registered one assist to go with his goal but that was largely the fault of his misfiring team mates as the Gunner created almost 50 chances throughout the tournament and his passing accuracy of over 90 percent was not too shabby either for a player trying to break down some very stubborn defences.
Surely Ozil is set to retain his title of Germany’s Player of the Year from 2015, but will he do the same for Arsenal after being voted top Gunner last season? And will he break that Premier League assist record he was so close to last time?