Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil: Why I don’t care about criticism
The Arsenal playmaker says that he has learnt not to pay attention to his detractors
Mesut Ozil has insisted that he “doesn’t care” what the media has to say about his performances for Arsenal.
The Germany playmaker has come in for criticism for a string of below-par displays since the turn of the year after initially impressing following his big-money move to north London from Real Madrid last summer.
However, the 26-year-old says that he has learnt not to pay any attention to his detractors.
“I’ve been in this business so long now, I’ve been a professional since I was 16, 17,” Ozil told Esquire magazine.
“I don’t care what the press thinks about me as football changes from day to day. You can play well one day and badly the next. I’m used to it.”
Ozil, who helped Germany win the World Cup in Brazil this summer, is currently sidelined with a knee injury he picked up at the start of October.
He said last week that he expects to be sidelined until late December at the earliest.
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