Mesut Ozil admits he is a “perfectionist”, while comparing himself to Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arsenal playmaker Ozil played alongside Ronaldo for three years at Real Madrid, and the former teammates could face each other in the final of Euro 2016 should Germany beat France and Portugal triumph over Wales.
And speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe, Ozil discussed the similarities between himself and the Portuguese forward.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously very ambitious, but so am I. I am a perfectionist on the pitch as well. I want to be successful with everything I do,” Ozil he said.
“During the time I played alongside Ronaldo, 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.”
Ozil has been linked with a return to Real Madrid, though Arsenal remain hopeful the 27-year-old will sign a new contract at the Emirates.