Cech - Ozil’s vision is extraordinary

Petr Cech says Mesut Ozil’s passing and vision is “extraordinary”.

The Germany playmaker was voted Arsenal’s Vitality Player of the Season after claiming 20 assists and eight goals during a stellar campaign.

Cech recognised Ozil’s qualities before joining the club last summer, but says training together every day has given him a newfound appreciation of the World Cup winner.

“He’s been brilliant all season,” Cech told Arsenal Player. “Not only is he providing all of these assists, but in a game he is very important and very useful and he has improved in terms of goals scored.

“You could see that his overall game has been brilliant all year, so he definitely deserves to get the Player of the Season award. He’s raised the bar for next season so good luck to him for being able to keep it that high.

“He has great vision and, whatever he sees, he sees it much better than anyone else. He can execute the pass as well or use that space, with his movement or his pass. His quality with the ball, his passing and vision is extraordinary.

“It’s very tricky for the goalkeeper because you know anything can happen. He sometimes sees things and you think, ‘There’s no way he can put the ball there because it’s too complicated’, but he always finds the way. Even with his finishing, he has the calmness in front of goal, picks his spot very well and he can put it wherever he wants.

“When you look at these types of players everyone says, ‘They’re technically gifted, can pass and have nice vision’, but when it comes to running people question it.

“With Mesut you can see that he’s not [afraid of] running, pressing or the physical presence. He’s someone who works hard every day to be on top of his game and that’s why he’s at the top of his game, because he works for it.”

Petr Cech and Mesut Ozil

Petr Cech and Mesut Ozil


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