Mesut Ozil reveals his idol is Zinedine Zidane

Mesut Ozil reveals his idol is Zinedine Zidane


Mesut Özil has revealed that France and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane was his role model growing up.

The Arsenal playmaker went onto say that Zidane was the most complete player of all time.

“When I was young my idol was Zinedine Zidane,” Özil told Adidas Football’s Game Day Plus.

“To me he was the most complete player of all time. He was a goal-threat, brilliant offensively and defensively. He was my role model”

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Özil has scored three times and created four goals since returning to the starting team in Janary.

The Gunners have won seven out of their eight Premier League games in which Özil has started in 2015.

Zidane was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll and has been described as one of the greatest players in the history of the game