Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil claims the opinions of Coach Jose Mourinho – and not those of the Press – are what matter to him.
The young German has saw his place in the Merengues first team come under threat from new signing Luka Modric this season but has enjoyed a renaissance of form lately.
“In Spain when you play a great game you are the best in the world,” Ozil commented at a Press conference ahead of tomorrow's Champions League encounter with Borussia Dortmund.
“And when you play a bad one they're very critical. I've had to get used to that but the only thing that is important to me is what the Coach says.”
The 24-year-old was diplomatic when asked about teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas and their chances of winning the Ballon d'Or.
“I want a Real Madrid player to win. Cristiano is a world class player and is showing it here. On Iker there is very little left to say, he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. I would vote for both. I get on with them very well.”