Arsenal star Mesut Özil revealed that he has a sixth sense when it comes to passing.
“Before you get the ball, you think about where your team-mates and the opposition are likely to be,” Özil was quoted as saying on the official Arsenal website.
“I have an idea of where my team-mates are when I receive possession, and where they could run.”
Özil did however, point out that unless the other players are on the same wavelength his sixth sense can go to waste.
“Of course what happens next depends on them as well as me. If they make runs into space or we think along the same lines, I can play the pass,” he continued.
“But if I see the gap and they don’t run into it, you can’t play the pass. We have so much quality going forward. We have players with a lot of pace, who think about what’s going to happen and that makes it easier.
“You have to think before you receive the ball, because the game now is so intense and quick. It wouldn’t work otherwise.”
The 26-year-old has an 88 percent completion rate and was averaging 60.6 passes per-game, only Aaron Ramsey has a marginally better record of 60.9 passes per-game.