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Ozil Reveals How Mourinho Helped Turn Him Into A Star

Mesut Ozil Reveals How Jose Mourinho Helped Turn Him Into A Star

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 21, 2017 06:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has revealed how Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho gave him the confidence to become a world-class player.

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The 28-year-old played under the former Chelsea boss at Spanish giants Real Madrid, but before that journey began, he played for Werder Bremen, then a mid-table team in the Bundesliga.

In the player's recently-released autobiography, Gunning for Greatness, Ozil admitted that he saw himself as "a nobody" before Mourinho came calling for him.

The midfielder, who was already a Germany international at the time, revealed that he was plagued by self-doubt and wanted assurances that he would get the opportunity to play regularly if he joined the Portuguese manager in Madrid, as he revealed in the following passage from his book.

"Yes that's what I'll give you," Mourinho told Ozil.

"A very real opportunity. Train hard. Then play. Show me you want it and I'll have you in my team. If you want to get better, I'll make you better.

"Real Madrid isn't too big a move for you. Real Madrid is the only right move. Trust me. I'll turn you into a regular player. And then all the doors will be open to you. You'll be able to show the world what you're capable of. And, believe me, that's a huge amount."

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The playmaker was later sold to Arsenal in 2013, when Italian tactician Carlo Ancelotti was in charge of the Madrid club.

Do you think Ozil is still a world-class player? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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There's only Alexis who ensures he benefits from the great supply provided by this football genius
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Class though now playing for a loosing Team
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best play maker in the past two seasons. better than Cowgpa
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he is pure quality, a creator
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Come back to Madrid
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Sir A one Apr 21, 2017 06:21 PM
A very good player I would compare him with makola of pirates

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