Mesut Özil has been arguably one of the most unappreciated players in the Premier League since his arrival, and fans, pundits, and the media have constantly criticised the German playmaker. This video shows just how involved he was against Watford though, and gives an insight into the impact he has.
The former Real Madrid star is often branded lazy, accused of not turning up in big games, and many believe he hasn’t justified his massive price tag. These criticisms are massively unfair though, and more often than not come from ignorance. Pundits get an idea in their head, and then a number of others just echo that sentiment.
He has been excellent recently, and has been instrumental in wins against Leicester City, Manchester United, and now Watford.
Özil doesn’t score as many goals as people might like, and when he isn’t directly supplying the assists either he is accused of being a ghost. This video is an example of how influential he can be though, and shows how he often starts attacking moves, assists the assister, or plays a key role in the buildup.
The following clip shows all his involvement in the Watford clash:
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The World Cup winner makes a massive number of tiny passes as well as the devastating killer balls he’s so well known for, but these often go under the radar. When you watch a video dedicated to the player as opposed to the team though, you get to see every little thing he does.
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Hopefully Özil continues in this fine vein of form, and really proves his doubters wrong.