Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that had he been in Mesut Ozil’s situation against Ludogorets on Tuesday night, he would have just shot from 20 yards.

“I don’t want to say too much because it will get in his head and he’s going to think he’s the best again!” Mustafi joked.

“No, we know his qualities. He is incredible. He is calm in front of goal, I think I would have just taken the first touch and shot from 20 yards away!

“But he stays cool, he has the calmness and finishes off brilliantly.”

Mustafi led the way with his passing stats on Tuesday night, out passing everyone from both side with 83 (76 of which he completed).


He also ended the game with the following stats:

  • 1 shot
  • 90 touches
  • 83 passes
  • 91.6% pass accuracy
  • 4 long balls
  • 1 accurate long ball
  • 1 tackle
  • 1 interception
  • 2 clearances
  • 2 fouls