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Ozil: "I would like to end my career at Real Madrid"

Posted Monday, January 21, 2013 by Marca.com109 hits

Mesut Ozil gave a juicy interview in the German Bild newspaper saying that he wants to retire at Real Madrid. "Madrid is a fantastic city, I'm really happy here. I know the club has great confidence in me and I have many friends here like Sergio Ramos and Benzema. I want to play here for many more years yet. I'd like to end my career at Real Madrid" he said. The German says there aren't as ma...Full Story »

Ozil: Win keeps us on track for title fight

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2012 by ESPN93 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil highlighted the importance of his side's 3-2 comeback win over Real Valladolid in their quest for the La Liga title. Los Blancos needed to dig deep in order to pick up a crucial three points at Valladolid, with a Karim Benzema goal and a brace from Ozil enough to overcome the Pucela, who went ahead twice in the game through Manucho. With the win, Real have m...Full Story »

Valladolid 2-3 Real Madrid: Outstanding Ozil spares Blancos' blushes

Posted Sunday, December 09, 2012 by Goal.com71 hits

The Germany international scored two goals of immense quality to help inspire the reigning champions back from the dead against Miroslav Djukic's positive side Real Madrid twice came from behind to emerge 3-2 winners over an impressive Valladolid side at the Zorilla stadium on Saturday evening. Some sloppy defending typified the early exchanges, with Manucho putting the hosts ahead early on ...Full Story »

Valladolid 2 : 3 Real Madrid - Ozil at the double to spare Real

Posted Saturday, December 08, 2012 by PA17 hits

Mesut Ozil's brace was decisive as Real Madrid twice came from behind to win at Valladolid. Manucho twice put the hosts ahead from corners, but Madrid equalised through first Karim Benzema and then, on the stroke of half-time, Ozil. The German then curled home a sublime second-half free-kick, his fifth goal in seven games, to seal the points. Cristiano Ronaldo fired over from long range in th...Full Story »

Mesut Ozil hits back at 'unfair' criticism

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2012 by Goal.com308 hits

The Germany international feels he deserves more credit from fans and the media, and is confident that Real Madrid will bounce back from their disappointing start Mesut Ozil feels that he is being unfairly criticised this term and has stressed that he cannot be held solely responsible for the club's disappointing results so far this term. The Santiago Bernabeu side trail arch-rivals Barcelon...Full Story »

Ozil hits back at 'unfair' criticism

Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

Mesut Ozil feels that he is being unfairly criticized this term and has stressed that he cannot be held solely responsible for the club's disappointing results so far this term. The Santiago Bernabeu side trails archrival Barcelona by 11 points in the Liga table, and Ozil's relatively poor form seen by many as one of the reasons for Blancos' struggles in the opening months of the 2012-13 campai...Full Story »

Ozil: Real Madrid are back on track

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2012 by Goal.com118 hits

The Germany international has stated that los Blancos have left their early struggles behind, and is confident Madrid can beat Borussia Dortmund Mesut Ozil has claimed that Real Madrid are back to their best again after they struggled to find their top form in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 campaign. The Santiago Bernabeu side failed to beat Valencia, Getafe and Sevilla early this season, ...Full Story »

Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund: Ozil denies German champions from securing famous double

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2012 by Goal.com162 hits

A thrilling contest from start to finish saw Los Blancos steal a point at the death after being frustrated by the visitors for long spells throughout the match Real Madrid left it late to secure a 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund in a pulsating Champions League clash at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. A display of defensive diligence and deadly counterattacking seemed set to send the German...Full Story »

Ozil rescues Real

Posted Tuesday, November 06, 2012 by PA17 hits

Mesut Ozil's 89th-minute free-kick rescued a point for Real Madrid from a pulsating 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund to keep both sides on course to qualify from Champions League Group D.Marco Reus had deservedly put the German champions in front after 28 minutes with a spectacular volley from Robert Lewandowski's knockdown but Pepe levelled for the hosts six minutes later with a bullet header f...Full Story »

Real Madrid midfielder Ozil slams rumors about his social life

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 by YAHOO Sport126 hits

Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil has insisted that rumors claiming his extravagant social life is affecting his performances on the pitch are completely false. Reports have suggested that Jose Mourinho is becoming concerned by the 23-year-old's behavior away from the pitch, with reports on Spanish TV show Futboleros suggesting that the player's active social life has been causing problems over the p...Full Story »

Ozil ready to be 'important' part of Real Madrid's season

Posted Monday, September 10, 2012 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil believes he can still be integral to success at Santiago Bernabeu this season. The German playmaker wants to play a starring role, despite the continued form of Cristiano Ronaldo and summer recruitment of Luka Modric making competition for places fiercer than ever. Ozil, who scored two goals against the Faroe Islands in his nation's opening 2014 World Cup qual...Full Story »

Ozil targets Champions League success with Real Madrid

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2012 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil has pinpointed the Champions League as his main objective for the upcoming season. The 23-year-old playmaker has become an important part of Los Blancos since moving from Werder Bremen in 2010, and has declared his team's desire to emerge victorious in all competitions. “The objective at Madrid is always the same: to collect every trophy possible," he to...Full Story »

Ozil: Spain are Euro 2012 favourites

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Goal.com415 hits

The Mannschaft playmaker has stated that most people are expecting La Roja to win the tournament, but Joachim Low's side are only focusing on their semi-final against Italy Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil has stated that Spain are the favourites to win Euro 2012, but for now his side are focusing on the semi-final against Italy. Die Mannschaft stormed into the last four, negotiating the 'group ...Full Story »

Germany "need" Schweinsteiger to face Italy: Ozil

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger looks set to be given the all-clear for Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy with midfield partner Mesut Ozil insisting the Germans "need him". The 27-year-old Schweinsteiger has been struggling to recover from an ankle injury and was below-par in Friday's 4-2 win over Greece, but as the Germans' chief playmaker, he is a key part of their bid to wi...Full Story »

Ozil: I am not at Zidane's level yet

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2012 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

Mesut Ozil has played down comparisons between former Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane and himself. The Germany international, who signed for Los Blancos in 2010, has established himself as one of the hottest properties in Europe at the age of 23. His playing style has earned comparisons with Zidane, who featured at the club between 2001 and 2006, but Ozil reckons he still has a long way to go...Full Story »

Mourinho: Ozil will make history at Real

Posted Sunday, May 27, 2012 by ESPN722 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes playmaker Mesut Ozil has what it takes to become one of the club's all-time greats. Ozil has been a star for Los Blancos since moving from Werder Bremen in 2010, racking up 17 goals and 48 assists in 105 appearances. Already, the €15million fee Madrid reportedly forked out for his services appear a real bargain and Mourinho believes the Germany ...Full Story »

Ozil: I turned down an offer from Inter in favor of Madrid

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by YAHOO Sport83 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed that he had the chance to join Inter after the 2010 World Cup, but opted to move to the Santiago Bernabeu instead. Now settled in the Spanish capital, he has claimed he would like to stay with Los Blancos until his retirement. Sport-Bild reports that former Inter coach Jose Mourinho first attempted to lure Ozil to Serie A in 2009, but a transfer ne...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Pepe, Ozil, hit by bans

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2012 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Real Madrid duo Pepe and Mesut Ozil were on Friday hit with two and one match bans respectively for arguing with a referee, raising pressure on the league leaders as Barcelona snap at their heels. The Spanish Football Federation also handed a one-match ban to Real's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho over the bad-tempered 1-1 draw against Villarreal on Wednesday. Two Real Madrid players got red ca...Full Story »

Getafe vs Real Madrid preview - Ozil leaps to Mourinho defence

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2012 by PA41 hits

Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil has launched a stout defence of coach Jose Mourinho ahead of their Primera Division trip to local rivals Getafe. The Portuguese has been under pressure of late - despite his side holding a seven-point lead over Barcelona at the top of the table. Reports of discontent within the camp have emerged of late, particularly in light of their exit from the Copa del Rey...Full Story »

Ozil: Mourinho like father to me

Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by ESPN233 hits

Mesut Ozil says Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has developed into a father figure for his footballing career. The 23-year-old midfielder was one of the first few signings Mourinho made after he was unveiled as the new Madrid manager in mid-2010. The German international - who was brought over from Werder Bremen following an impressive World Cup in South Africa - has since grown into an inte...Full Story »

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