We’ve been having a bit of a Mesut love-in this week.

Contrary by nature, the more someone criticises him, the more I feel the need to jump to his defence.

But, leaving my own bias to the side, if such a thing is possible, the stats show what the German World Cup winner produces on the pitch and they’re more than a little impressive.

Sometimes you can’t trust your eyes and what they seem to tell you and in our post earlier this week we stated that if you put a player-cam on him you’d get a true appreciation of what he delivers in a game.

While this compilation doesn’t show his sprints and off the ball work, nor the total amount of ground covered, it does concentrate the attention.

Watch and enjoy:

mesut ozil masterclass

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