07 March 2011
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Mesut Ozil's performance against Racing Santander receives praise from the international press.
"Ozil was fantastic ... The midfielder's dazzling presence and elegance go hand in hand with his efficiency. The German served countless passes, dribbled the ball and pulled off efforts that showcased his talents ... As violins seemed to be playing, Ozil walked over water... Real Madrid have a playmaker for years to come."
"No one played a more important role than Ozil yesterday. His first half was memorable. He has been a guarantee of the utmost quality since his arrival at Real Madrid and he has unlimited resources. Real Madrid worked like a perfect orchestra around him. Ozil is excellence personified and his football is unpredictable."
"Ozil was creativity turned art. Real Madrid shines when he turns on his light. His football is pure art."
"Ozil was omnipresent, imperial and the creator of impossible passes. He played a crucial role at serving assists."
"Ozil is a natural. He dances with the ball and always looks confident in his possibilities."
EL PERIODICO DE CATALUNYA
"Ozil exhibited his class in a great first half."
"Ozil mutliplied the magic that normally comes out of his feet. He is a monumental player."
EL MUNDO DEPORTIVO
"Ozil was extraordinary. He gave a masterclass of how a footballer should play between the lines."
"Ozil gave a stellar performance and was extremely generous towards his team-mates with his passes."
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG (Germany)
"Mesut Ozil: record master."
DIE WELT (Germany)
"Madrid has the Mozart of football in Mesut Ozil. It is rare to see such a young Real Madrid player receive such praise."
BERLINER ZEITUNG (Germany)
"Mesut Ozil shined once more."
"Real Madrid were launched into space by Ozil. He was the man of the match."
"The German Ozil shined in Mourinho's team."
A BOLA (Portugal)
"Ozil participated in two of the three goals the team scored."
"Ozil gave a great exhibition. He served two assists."
LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT (Italy)
"Ozil and Di Maria serve three decisive assists."
"Ozil decided to lead the Whites to victory."
EL GRAFICO (El Salvador)
"Ozil serves as Real Madrid's stirring wheel."
"It took five minutes to drill a whole in the local team thanks to the efforts created by the German."