Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has claimed that one of the main reasons behind his return to top form has been because he has returned the fun element back to his game, according to the Daily Express.
The German international has been unable to display a consistent run of good form since joining Arsenal back in 2013, with The Express even claiming that Arsene Wenger considered pulling the plug on his future at the club.
But now after chalking up six assists already this term, and starring in Tuesday night’s 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich, Ozil believes he is finally beginning to pay back his price tag.
“I’m really satisfied with my performances,” he said. “I’m in a good way, I feel at ease and you can see that the team and the manager give me their trust.
“I’m just having fun doing what I do and want to help the team as well as I can. I did that again against Munich and ultimately we’re happy to have won the game against one of the strongest teams in the world. We can be very proud of ourselves.
“We knew that it would be a tough game but you could see during the match that we created a lot of opportunities, especially in the first half when Manuel Neuer made some superb saves.
“But ultimately I think we deserved to win. They had more possession but we had the clearer chances and that’s why we’re really pleased to have got the three points.”
Ozil also admitted the club’s need to atone for their dismal start to the Champions League group stage as another motivation to hit top gear.
“We believed in ourselves and we knew that we had made massive mistakes in the first two games. Munich was our last chance – we had to win. We did that and now we’re back in the game. We’re all the happier for that.
“We have heavy legs but ultimately we just wanted to win. We showed heart and the fans supported us superbly. The most important thing is the three points. Now we have them and we’re looking forward.
“When you look at the whole team, you can see that we have a lot of potential and we have to carry on from where we finished. We have to believe in ourselves, keep working hard and then we’ll be on a good path.”
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