They played together for three years at Real Madrid, he gave Cristiano Ronaldo a good number of assists, and looking back, he had nothing but good words to say about his former Portuguese teammate.
You want to be successful, you want to bring your best and what fascinated me about him was how professional he was. He’d be the first in the dressing room and the last to leave
Mesut Ozil told Arsenal Player, talking about the Real Madrid superstar.
He’s a grounded guy who is very ambitious, who always gives his best for himself and for the team. What I admired about him was how hungry for success he is
the Arsenal star also said, remembering the days the two of them wore the same jersey.
He’s not somebody who when he achieves something, thinks ‘OK I can stop now, or I can go easy’. It’s the opposite. He always wants to be more successful – he wants to defend titles and I admired that
the Germany international added.
Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates are facing Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final, and have a golden opportunity to become the first to defend their CL title ever since the competition got its new format in the early 90s.