From one legend to another…
In years to come, when one speaks about the most talented and creative midfielders in the history of the game, there’s no doubt that Andrea Pirlo and Mesut Ozil will both be mentioned among the very best.
However, with Pirlo’s career winding down, it seems Ozil is only now reaching the peak of his powers and, speaking to Shortlist Magazine, Pirlo had some incredible things to say about the Arsenal star.
Ozil now has 16 assists to his name already this season and looks set to break the all time Premier League record of 20 sooner rather than later. Given his consistency for the Emirates side this season, it’s also fair to say that Ozil is in with a very strong chance of winning the Player of the Year gong.
Speaking on the play-maker’s standing in European football, Andrea Pirlo perhaps paid Ozil the greatest compliment he could have asked for as he stated that the German’s vision is simply incomparable with anyone else in the game at present.
”He’s maybe the most creative player in Europe right now.
“He creates an unbelievable amount of chances for attackers playing ahead of him. He has vision like nobody else in Europe.”
Although praise from any quarter would surely be welcomed by the German World Cup winner, this kind of compliment payed by one of the greatest in the history of the game will surely give Ozil a spring in his step as Arsenal look to take on Bournemouth tomorrow.