Arsenal star reveals what Cristiano Ronaldo is really like

Date published: Sunday 16th September 2018 2:00

<> at Bernabeu on January 27, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has revealed that he has ‘never seen a person’ like Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ozil played with the Portugal star for three years at Real Madrid, with the pair regularly linking up to help secure LaLiga glory.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner joined Juventus this summer to begin a new challenge, but Ozil has recalled the impact that Ronaldo had on his ability.

He told Arsenal’s official website: “Another thing people always ask me about is what it was like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and all I can say is that I’ve never seen a person like him.

“He works really hard and is the first guy to get into the training ground, then the last one to leave.

“He’s very professional and always wants to win, even in the training games. Of course I was looking at what he was doing, even something as simple as just looking at his shooting technique.

“I really enjoyed playing with him because he made me better on the pitch and he’s a great guy off it, too. I gave him loads of assists and he doesn’t need me to remind him of that!

“It was easy to play with him because you didn’t need to create a lot of chances. Even if I just gave him two passes, he would score two goals and that’s why he’s one of the greatest footballers who’s ever lived.”


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