Mesut Ozil: ‘I’m as ambitious as Ronaldo’

Date published: Saturday 2nd July 2016 12:40

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Mesut Ozil has rejected claims that he is the opposite type of player to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ozil was speaking to L’Equipe ahead of Germany’s match against Italy in Euro 2016.

The playmaker says that, although he is not as hungry for goals as Ronaldo, that does not lower his desire to achieve.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously very ambitious, but so am I,” Ozil told L’Equipe.

“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.”

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