Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has backed his compatriot Bastian Schweinsteiger to succeed at Old Trafford despite many people writing him off already after a few appearances, ESPN reports.
Ozil, who has appeared on many occasions alongside Schweinsteiger for the German national team, believes that once the experienced midfielder becomes accustomed to the league, he’ll once again dictate games as he has demonstrated consistently over the past few years.
Having arrived in England in 2013, Ozil himself knows all about joining the Premier League with a huge reputation, only to have your qualities questioned by the English media.
The 26-year-old believes that Schweinsteiger deserves more time.
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“The drastic interim judgement in [the] English press is not fair towards him,” Ozil was quoted as saying.
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“He certainly needs some time to adjust to Premier League. Just allow him a bit of time.
“Whenever the English media writes about Bastian, they put a World Cup winner before his name. He’s now the German world champion, who should make the difference for United.”
The foreign arrivals into the Premier League must grow frustrated by the fact that the British press is constantly preying on their deficiencies and any potential drop in form.
It seems as though, with the lack of talent burgeoning from these shores, foreign players are seen as the reasons for this and so are targeted by the media.
Few can deny Schweinsteiger’s class, he doesn’t have to prove himself to anyone.