Mesut Ozil was back in our side on Thursday night for the first time since January 29 and delivered a strong display against BATE Borisov.
Unai Emery was asked about the World Cup winner after the match and this is what he told the media:
on Ozil’s performance…
Well, I said to him to carry on and be available like today and the last two weeks to continue training and helping us. Today I am happy and this is the way we want with him.
on Ozil needing to play like this more often...
Yes, he needs to be available and carry on. He wants to do this and today he showed what he wants. If he is available, like the last two weeks, we are going to play a lot of matches and maybe sometimes we need him in the starting XI and sometimes on the bench because we have a lot of players to also help us. His spirit like today is good and his quality and capacity and combination with some players is good, like with Guendouzi and Micki and Iwobi in the attacking third. I think we need every player and today playing Mesut was important and positive.
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