by Nia Griffiths

Mesut Ozil has hailed the Premier League as the best league in the world and admitted he would recommend it to any footballer.

In a recent interview with Bild, the German playmaker spoke about how although a couple of his national teammates would be suited to the Premier League, it’s the most competitive in the world.

“You are challenged all the time, as a player as well as physically,” he said. “Mats [Hummels] and Benedikt [Howedes] have the qualities to make a mark at a big club here — if they want to — and that is obviously up to the individual to decide.

“I would recommend any player to come to England. The Premier League is the best league in the world. Here there are not only two teams fighting for the title but three or four, and every team can beat any other team.”

As well as fellow German teammates, Ozil revealed his admiration for coach Jurgen Klopp and admitted the fascination in ex-Borussia Dortmund manager extends to players as well as the fans.

“He is a big talking point over there, in the papers and also among the players,” he revealed. “A few of my colleagues have asked me about how Klopp works. I haven’t had him as my manager, but his record speaks for itself. He is a big personality and I am impressed by how relaxed, yet professional, he can be.”

At 47-years-old – relatively young for a manager, Klopp won two Bundesliga titles at Dortmund during his seven year tenure at the club.

However, what always stood out for the German was his man management. He’s passionate and genuinely seems to care about the team, its players and the fans. Add to this the fact that he’s deliciously eccentric and it’s no wonder the English fans want his next destination to be the British Isles.