Reports are out claiming that Jamie Redknapp has sung the praises of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil after his brilliant performance on the weekend.
The German playmaker was at his best in the Gunners’ 4-1 win over Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium and former Reds midfielder Redknapp was full of superlatives for the much-maligned ex-Real Madrid ace.
‘There’s no doubt that Mesut Ozil is an easy target for ex-pros and pundits. But when he’s at his best he is worth paying to watch,’ he wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.
‘I’d much rather see a quality player do something special than a bunch of grafters with nothing to show for it.
‘Against Liverpool, Ozil was at his brilliant best in a massive game. You don’t become a Real Madrid hero or win the World Cup without being something special. Ozil is just that.
‘When things don’t come off for the German, people are quick to criticise. We do that too much in this country — looking at what people can’t do rather than what they can — and it’s where we go wrong so often.’