Arsenal star player Mesut Ozil has come under staunch criticism from fans and pundits for being unable to maintain a highly level performance against bigger teams.
However, Alexis Sanchez thinks different and has hailed his team mate, stating why he respects him.
The German came in for heavy criticism after a poor team display in Manchester against City, but Sanchez has no doubts when it comes to Ozil’s ability.
“Mesut is a quality player – he really enjoys playing football,” Sanchez said.
“I always tell him to enjoy it and not get too worried about scoring. If he enjoys it he can score more like the one against Ludogorets when he dribbled past two defenders and the goalkeeper. His goal against Ludogorets is the kind of goal every player dreams of.
“I feel very comfortable playing alongside him. He has a great vision and there’s no need to praise his great touch because everybody knows about it.
“We do respect each other. That’s the way it should be between players and teammates. We have to respect each other and do our best on the pitch.
“He [Mesut] is a quality player, willing to win all the time.
“He wants to prove his quality in every game and every training session.
“That makes him special.
“He is a World Cup winner with a winning mentality and he’s still eager to win more.”
Ozil and Sanchez have struck up a great partnership which has been flourishing this season.
Between them, the pair have 17 league goals after 17 games as well as 7 assists. They have also created 82 chances and played 74 key passes.