Low on Ozil move: “incomprehensible”
As the man who had a hand in revolutionising the German national game from the ground up, Joachim Low is a man whose views on his current players can be trusted.
September 4th, 2013
So in describing the move of his star midfielder Mesut Ozil from Spanish La Liga runners-up Real Madrid to English Champions League…qualifiers Arsenal as “incomprehensible”, one really should sense that something is amiss.
With the arrival of £80 million-plus man Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu confirmed earlier this week, Real were able to soften the impact it had on their pockets somewhat by sealing a deal for roughly half that amount to send the German international to the Emirates, where he has signed a five-year deal.
Low and Ozil are currently linked up as the German national team prepares for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Austria and the Faroe Islands, which allowed the coach to speak his mind at a press conference.
“It is beyond me why Real would give away the player who created so many goals, but that’s the business…for me, it’s incomprehensible that Real would sell one of their top scorers.”
A week ago Ozil stated he was happy to play on for Real, but ESPN reports that the midfield ace felt a lack of trust from his club and only one week later has spoken out about his decision to move.
“I am a player who needs trust and I felt that at Arsenal. That’s why I made the switch,” Ozil said before mentioning a telephone conversation with Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was key.
“I know what potential I have and I would have come on top at every club in the world, I know that because I am convinced of myself. I am just looking forward to the new challenge and the new coach. I am also looking forward to the Premier League.”