Mesut Özil resmi pindah klub dari Werder Bremen ke Real Madrid. Menyusul rekannya Sami Khedira. Rabu kemarin di Madrid sono, tepatnya di Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Özil dan Jorge Valdano-managing director Real Madrid-menggelar konferensi pers. Inilah beberapa pertanyaan yang diajukan para wartawan.
Q: Were you afraid at some point have to leave?
A: The story had a happy ending although it was very complicated. I am glad to be here, to progress as a player and have an important challenge before me.
Q: How has the big change in your life been over the past two months?
A: I focus on soccer and work hard. I stepped hard on the accelerator and these are the rewards. I’m relieved to be here.
Q: Is it true that Barcelona came close to signing you?
A: Real Madrid has always been my first choice. I always wanted to be in the best team in the world and that is Real Madrid. (So why do some people expect you joining Barca than Madrid?)
Q: Did you talk to your coach before coming to Madrid?
A: The most important thing for me was being able to talk to him. It was he who convinced me.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish in your stay at Madrid?
A: I have come here to progress, to evolve, I have no fear of anything, although I know I’ll be surrounded by players of great quality. In Werder and selection have also had much competition. I’m glad to play with people like Cristiano or Kaka.
Q: Who was your football idol when you were little?
A: I have never admired a particular player, but I know I’ll be able to learn a lot from Cristiano and Kaka.
Q: Why call you the German Messi?
A: The journalists had it so easy like the name: Mesut, Messi … But the reality is different. I think we’re a very different type of player, though he is a great player. I give one hundred percent of what I can.
Q: Where are you more comfortable, behind the strikers or attached to defense?
A: I am an offensive midfielder.
Q: Earlier you spoke of hunger to play … How goes Ramadaan?
A: In my profession I can not keep Ramadan, but I try when I have a day off.
Err…Özil koq gak puasa sih -____-