Date: 4th November 2016 at 12:46am
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Shkodran Mustafi has hailed his international colleague Mesut Ozil following his performance and match winning goal against Ludogorets in the midweek Champions League clash.

Taking the three two victory – and coming from two goals down on the day at the Ludogoret’s Arena – with goals coming from Granit Xhaka, Olivier Giroud and Ozil himself, Mustafi was delighted with his German compatriot’s showing on the evening.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own post game press conference, Mustafi called Ozil ‘incredible’ and whilst joking that the manner and quality of the goal should be downplayed, he did know it was a fitting strike to win any match.

‘I don’t want to say too much because it will get in his head and he’s going to think he’s the best again!’

He went on to say.

‘No, we know his qualities. He is incredible. He is calm in front of goal, I think I would have just taken the first touch and shot from 20 yards away! But he stays cool, he has the calmness and finishes off brilliantly.’

The victory on Tuesday evening saw Arsenal safely through to the Round of 16 stage for the 17th season in a row, and Mustafi was obviously pleased with that, but he wanted to twist all attentions now to the Tottenham Hotspur derby this weekend.

‘I say after every game that there is no point in thinking too far ahead, because you have two or three days between games and there is no time to think about the Champions League anymore. The game is finished now and in three days you have another one. The next game is Tottenham and that’s going to be important as well at home, so we are focused for that one now.’

Aaron Ramsey was also speaking after the game, and he focused on the sides comeback in the match and the character they showed to pick up the all important win.

‘It was difficult after we went 2-0 down but we showed great character and belief to come back into the game. We got the goals before half-time and that helped our half-time team talk. It was a tough game, but an enjoyable one and obviously I`m delighted with that.’

With injury worries of his own in recent times, he admitted that was a blow, but he was delighted to have got back on the pitch.

‘I`m delighted to be back. It was a bit of a blow to be injured but that was what I needed tonight – to start a game and get those minutes under my belt. That`ll set me in good shape now and my target is to just stay fit and play as much as I can. We`re on a strong run at the moment and we`re looking forward to the north London derby on Sunday. It was important to keep the momentum going tonight and we come through with a win so we`re in good shape going into that game and hopefully we can come away with a win there as well.’

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