In a segment for Arsenal’s official YouTube channel, Mesut Ozil revealed what it was like playing for Schalke, the team he grew up supporting, signing for Real Madrid and choosing to represent Germany at an international level.
The playmaker spoke in a segment titled ‘Arsenal albums’ in which the players go through a photo album and tell the stories behind the pictures.
Although a few players have done it now, Ozil’s has to be one of my favourites.
Not only was the entire piece conducted in English, which I for one didn’t realise he could speak so well, but he revealed how he felt to sign for Real Madrid, the club his idol, Zinedine Zidane, once played for. He spoke about believing in Jose Mourinho’s philosophy and the honour of joining.
The 28-year-old also spoke in depth about choosing to play for Germany rather than Turkey, as well as the earlier stages of his career at Schalke, a club he’d grown up supporting.
You can watch the entire segment below, it’s really worth a look.