Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that he hopes Mesut Ozil will the Ballon d’Or award next year.
The experinced French manager also took the opportunity to take a swipe at the growing focus on the Ballon d’Or, which crowns the world’s best footballer every year in January.
“I wish [Ozil will win], but what is important, we are in a team sport,” Wenger was quoted as saying by Eurosport.
“It is not logical just for individual effort to be praised. It is a bit contradictory to what is the route of our sport.”
“We live already in a society where it’s all about individualism. Coming from a team sport going to that as well is to me a little bit contradictory to what is the route of our sport.”
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is of course the actual favourite to be selected as the best player in the world of 2015.
Ozil has been in impressive form for Arsenal this season providing 16 assists in 19 Premier League games.
Arsenal booked a place in the FA Cup fourth-round following their 14th consecutive victory in the competition. The Gunners take on Liverpool next week in the Premier League.