'Ozil is the mastermind for Germany but won't be a World Cup winner'

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Brazilian legend Zico says: “A European team has never won the World Cup in Middle- or South America. That will stay that way in my mind.”

Ozil got knighted. Not by the Queen but by Zico.

Zico, whose full name is Arthur Antunes Coimbra, played in the 70s and 80s for the Brazilian side Flamengo and could be one of the best players in all of football. There are a lot of legends how many goals he really scored in one season and in his career, but the skills the so called “White Pele” had were for sure.

In the latest issue of the German football magazine Sport Bild Zico showed his respect for Arsenal’s midfielder Mesut Ozil by saying:

“I get excited just by seeing him play. He is a great player, a team player, he helps his team. A director, he is the mastermind in the German national team. He has the ability to read the game and plays a killer pass.”

However Zico’s Brazilian heart says that Ozil won’t win the World Cup next year. That would have been too much to ask and Zico probably would have got kicked out of the country.

History tells us: “A European team has never won the World Cup in Middle- or South America. That will stay that way in my mind.”

What do you think? Is Ozil the mastermind of Arsenal too? And will Germany fell short again in next year’s World Cup?

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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