Youth football sets Germany apart from the rest says Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

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Arsenal star Mesut Özil believes that what sets German football apart from other countries is the importance given to youth football.

Özil believes youth football is treated more seriously in Germany and that they give youngsters more of a chance than in other major leagues.

The World Cup winner revealed that he himself tries to attend as many youth games as he can as well.

“I think that will be the case for years to come because the work with youth teams in Germany is very good,” he told Arsenal Player.

“When I have free time or am in Germany, I sometimes go and watch youth matches and you can see that there is a lot of potential and much emphasis is put on the development of young players.”

Germany has been producing some of the biggest names in world football over recent years and several players born in Germany also represent Turkey due to their family of origin.

Some of the Crescent-Stars biggest stars such as Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Hamit Altıntop and Gökhan Töre were born in Germany like Özil.

Özil is one of three ethnic Turkish players in the current Germany national team.

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