Troy Deeney has listed Mesut Ozil in the top five players he has ever faced during an appearance on talkSPORT.
It seems like the Watford frontman is a big fan of the 5’11 German playmaker, who was labelled an ‘alien’ by the Englishman.
Deeney said: “The question was ‘the best players I have played against’ and in the games, he has played against us there have been times when you are like ‘this guy is an alien’.
“He is ridiculously good. Ridiculously good. Probably a couple of years ago now, he hasn’t played since has he?! I just think he’s immensely talented.” talkSPORT Drive (11/11/20, 18:40)
Should Arteta reinstate Ozil back into the first-team in January?
Deeney isn’t the only pundit/expert to come out in support of Ozil, who has quite strangely been thrown to one side by Mikel Arteta following the resumption of football back in June. The Germany international is yet to feature for the club since football resumed despite having started each of the club’s 10 league games before the Coronavirus pandemic halted the game.
A raft of different people have come out in support of Ozil, showing just how baffling the decision to leave him out was.
Per Mertesacker went as far as saying the 33-year-old was training well, meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny launched a staunch defence of his former teammate. Former club captain Tony Adams claimed the signing of Thomas Partey would’ve helped in the inclusion of the playmaker, once again claiming Ozil could be the ‘cherry on the cake’.
I will never understand just why the former Germany international was left out, however, the decision has been made and as supporters, we’ll have to live with it. But, the club are currently struggling without his creativity, showing the move was a horrible one from Arteta.