Sead Kolasinac says Mesut Özil is a bit unhappy with his current situation, but he never lets it show on the training ground.
Kolasinac and Özil are close on and off the pitch, as we all know from the attempted robbery at the start of the season where the left-back chased off the thieves threatening the two of them.
Özil made just his third appearance of the season on Wednesday, and as well as he played, he’ll want to be involved much more. Speaking this week, Kolasinac confirmed his friend and teammate isn’t too pleased with his current situation, but he doesn’t let it show in training.
“Mesut is a really driven player,” Kolasinac said (via Standard). “He is a bit unhappy at the minute but you would never see that in his training. He is doing everything he can. He is doing extra sessions to make sure he is at the level he needs to be.
“Everyone knows the quality he has, we have seen it. He is one of the top players in Europe and I think he can achieve a lot and really help the team further when he’s back.”
The fact that Özil is working hard in training is good to hear, as there were some suggestions his efforts on the training pitches were what was keeping him out of the team.
Clearly he’s done enough to make it back into the side in the League Cup at least, and Unai Emery can’t argue with the performance the German put in against Liverpool.
Whether it’s enough to get him back into the team on the weekend is another matter.