An exciting aspect of Mesut Ozil’s play is his ability to drop his shoulder and seamlessly sell the opposition a dummy.

The midfielder does it completely instinctively now and it allows him to skip past players with complete ease.

His football brain seems to run at double the speed of everyone else’s on the pitch. He sees the move before they do and as he’s dancing past with the ball, the player he’s just skinned up is still staring at the space he previously occupied.

Here’s a compilation video of Ozil essentially mugging other players off.

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