Having earned a reputation for not a having a go at the goala , Mesut Ozil has revealed that though he wants to score more goals for Arsenal, he believes in putting his teama s interest ahead of his own. According to the German international, his goal-scoring record in England is a reflection of his a unselfisha playing style.
The German international is known for playing delicately balanced through balls that are a menace to deal with for the opposition. Usually a shya to have a go himself, Ozil admitted that he needed to be a a bit more selfisha in order to score goals at Arsenal.
I think now and then I need to become a bit more selfish
Speaking to the cluba s website, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil spoke about his playing style and commented that what distinguished him from others was that he always put his cluba s interest in front of his own.
a I think now and then I need to become a bit more selfish – then Ia d definitely score more goals.
a But Ia m a player who thinks for the team first and not for my own needs and thata s why I will carry on to play the way I always do. I think thata s one of my distinguishing characteristics.a
The German confessed that he wasna t one to a really go for goala as he often looked to pass the ball to a teammate who is in a better position to score the goal.
a My aim is to help the team and Ia ll do all I can to achieve that. In truth Ia m more the sort of player who doesna t really go for goal, I tend to look for my team-mates and think, a Can I play this pass?a a
Mesut Ozil Looking To Score More Goals This Season
Having joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for A?42.5m, Ozil admitted setting himself a target for this season in terms of scoring goals. However, the German was quick to reiterate that his primary aim was to achieve success with the team.
a I want to score more goals than in the last two seasons and thata s my aim for this season. Whata s important firstly is that we are successful as a team.a