Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Mesut Ozil’s work under him at Real Madrid and explained how the German ‘made things easier for him’.
The 24-year-old completed a transfer deadline day move to Arsenal for €45m, ending three years at Madrid spent predominantly under Mourinho’s watch.
“Ozil is unique, there is no copy of him, not even a bad one,” the Portuguese, now at Chelsea, has reflected this week.
“He is the best No 10 in the world. He made things easier for me and his teammates with his vision of the game and the decisions that he made.
“Everybody loves him and you can see a bit of Figo and Zidane in him.
“I did not accept Arsenal’s offer for Demba Ba because added to their signing of Ozil, they would have been title contenders…”