Barcelona star Lionel Messi picked up his fifth Ballon D’or award yesterday in Switzerland and while it is widely agreed that he was the best player in 2015 Mesut Özil disagrees.
The Arsenal star believes that his fellow teammate Flamini is actually better than Messi as well as the other Ballon D’or candidate Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Özil took part in a twitter Q&A session where he was asked who he thought Messi or Ronaldo was better but he shocked his followers with his answer… none other than Flamini.
It is probably safe to assume he was joking – the laughing smilie being a give away – but considering the close bond the two players have anything could be possible.
Mesut Özil and Flamini have one of the closest relationships in the Premier League. Arsenal teammate Theo Walcott described the bromance as being by far the tightest in the Gunners team – a relationship that was a term among the squad ‘Flamzil”.
“They go to the gym together, have massaged together I wouldn’t be surprised if they even share a house together,” Walcott said.
Özil posted five pictures on his Instagram account posing with the Frenchman on his Instagram in the month of April alone including a black and white pic in a swimming pool together.