Ozil not thinking of Real exit
Real Madrid playmaker and Manchester United target Mesut Ozil
has rubbished speculation linking him with a move away from the
Ozil has been heavily criticised by the country’s press in
recent weeks, with even manager Jose Mourinho suggesting the German
United are reported be keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, but Ozil
does not want to leave the Bernabeu.
He told German newspaper Bild: “When you play for Real Madrid
you cannot think of anything else. I know nothing and I have no
reason to leave.”
Ozil lost his starting place for Real’s 4-1 Champions League win
in Ajax last week but returned against Barcelona in the first
Clasico of the Primera Division season.
He earned much praise for his performance, which was capped with
an exquisite throughball to tee up Cristiano Ronaldo for his second
goal in the 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp on Sunday.
But despite largely struggling for form this season, the former
Werder Bremen midfielder insists he is not motivated by his
“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone,” he said. “I do not
play football to prove something to someone, but because I enjoy