German World Cup winner and legend Matthäus, says Mesut Ozil isn’t world class… Read his comments
Twelve months ago, Matthäus, 55, accused him of ‘hiding’ during matches and being “too inconsistent”, but it seems he has changed his mind.
Mesut Ozil’s contract stand-off continues even though he insists he is still ‘very, very happy’ at the club.
The German has come under criticism in recent times with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, slammed Ozil for holding the club hostage.
With the excessive wags the midfielder is demanding, Henry questioned his abilities and lack of serious trophies with Arsenals.
The latest to hit one at Ozil is Lothar Matthaus who himself is also a World Cup winner.
Matthaus has been very harsh on Ozil in the past and had accused him of ‘hiding’ during matches and said he was ‘too inconsistent’.
This time around, he was more supportive, but says Ozil isn’t yet a world class player but on his way.
He told Kicker: “I’m still critical about Ozil. He is known for the decisive pass, and now he has become more dangerous,”
“That’s why I see him on the way to world class – but that also includes the title for me. A half-step to the world class for me is still missing.”