Petr Cech has said Mesut Ozil’s volley reminded him of Zinedine Zidane’s legendary goal in the 2002 Champions League final.
Ozil’s volley was the only goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. The technique to connect with the ball and guide it into the corner despite moving backwards was superb.
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Petr Cech was so impressed by it that he compared it to Zinedine Zidane’s volley for Real Madrid in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen.
The 29-year-old did have the summer off as he wasn’t required for Germany’s Confederations Cup squad, but it is true that he looks a lot sharper than he was at the start of the season.
Unfortunately, Ozil’s fine performances have come during a time his fellow attackers have forgotten how to put the ball in the back of the net.
With any luck, he’ll continue his fine form against Liverpool on Friday.