Some people are complaining about the fact that Real Madrid are just plain dumb to have sold Ozil to
Tottenham Arsenal for 50 million. Low is one of those people and Mourinho also has said that Ozil is unique and is the best number 10 in the world.
Whether he is the best number 10 in the world or not does not concern me. The hardest thing to do in football is to score a goal, at least that is what Pele thinks. The only reason why Pirlo or Totti have not received the recognition some people think they deserve is exactly because of the fact that they cannot score goals.
See, scoring goals is not as simple as it looks. Even the sitters are not really sitters. They are sitters just for the commentators. Sure, making critical killer through passes to setup other players to score goals is not easy either, a trait Ozil has mastered it seems.
But you can make those passes (some call them key passes) all you want. If the other guy does not know how to score a goal or keeps on squandering chances, then those key passes are worth a grand total of zero. That’s right, zero.
That is why I think, for what Ozil was worth, he got what he deserved. The reason Arsenal have been unable to win a major trophy, or any trophy I guess, for 8 or 9 years is because they do not really have players who know how to score. They had and probably have players who can make those ‘key passes’ such as Carzola and now Ozil (Fabregas in the past)but what they don’t have, are players who can do something about those key passes. Clear indication of that can be seen in Arsenal’s sudden decline from title contenders when they sold Henry. Fabregas’s sale did not impact Arsenal to that extent.
Ronaldo and Messi along with a plethora of other great players will go down in history because they score good goals, not because they could make ‘key passes’.
So Ozil is stupid for thinking that he is on par with players such as Ronaldo, Messi or even Van Persie just because he can make 20 odd ‘key passes’ in a season and that is precisely why Real Madrid sold him for Bale.