Former Manchester United and Leeds United defender Rio Ferdinand has suggested on social networking site Twitter that he was impressed with the performance of Mesut Ozil for Germany against Italy on Saturday evening.
Arsenal attacking midfielder Ozil featured for Germany in the Euro 2016 quarter-final tie against Italy at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux.
The 27-year-old started the match and played until the end, as Joachim Low’s side won the game on penalties.
Ozil put Germany in the lead in the 65th minute when he rounded off a slick build-up with Mario Gomez and Jonas Hector to score at the near post.
Leonardo Bonucci restored parity for Italy in the 78th minute, as the game went to penalties.
Germany won the penalty shootout 6-5 to book their place in the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championship.
Former West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers defender Ferdinand was following the game, and he made the following post on Twitter during normal time:
Ozil !!! Lovely run by the full back. Well timed runs off the ball create all kinds of havoc in defenders heads!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 2, 2016
Against Italy on Saturday evening, Ozil took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 86%, put in two crosses, attempted one dribble, and made one interception.