Ozil recalls first meeting with Zidane My hands were sweating

first_imgMesut Ozil recalled the moment he first met his footballing idol Zinedine Zidane at Real MadridLos Blancos signed Ozil in 2010 following his breakthrough tournament with Germany at the World Cup that summer in South Africa.The former Werder Bremen playmaker was one of Jose Mourinho’s first signings as Real manager with Zidane being promoted into a coaching role in the process as he implemented his changes at the club.Now Ozil has revealed just how intimidated he felt being in the same dressing room as his idol Zidane.“I was really nervous, my hands were sweating but he was really calm and cool and I really enjoyed meeting him,” Ozil told Sky Sports.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I liked his style of football, always playing with vision and calm on the pitch and to see another player in a better position – he was not selfish.“I was happy to meet him while at Madrid – he was always my idol and I still watch clips of him sometimes before games and how he used to play.”Ozil managed 27 goals and 81 assists in 159 appearances across all competitions for Real before he left for Arsenal in 2013.The German also won a La Liga title and Copa Del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu.Meanwhile, Zidane eventually became the head coach of Real and led them to an unprecedented three successive Champions League titles before leaving in May.last_img

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