Ander Herrera has taken a dig at Mesut Ozil ahead of Barcelona clash
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has taken a dig against his Arsenal counterpart Mesut Ozil stating that the German lacks consistency, according to The FOX sports. The 26-year-old Spaniard who joined Manchester United in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao feels that Mesut Ozil does not have a steady graph when it comes to consistency, but rated him as the best when luck is on his side.
Mesut Ozil, despite in mediocre form since joining Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, has finally struck the Premier League with his might this season. IN 24 Premier League games, Ozil have scored four times and have made 17 assists to his name. It is a widely accepted fact that he is en route to breaking the record of most assists in a Premier League season set by former Arsenal Captain Thierry Henry.
Herrera was having his say on the Champions League round-of-16 tie between Arsenal and current Champions Barcelona, when he directed the talk about Mesut Ozil and his inconsistency.
“For me there is only one Iniesta. I love playing against him, to tell my grandchildren in the future, but I suffer as a rival,” Herrera told Marca.
“Arsenal have [Francis] Coquelin, Ozil… Mesut is not so consistent, but he makes the difference when he is on his day.”
Herrera also spoke about Messi, stating that he is undeniable when the Argentine is in full form.
“If he has his day, there is little you can do. Of course, your job as the opposition is to ensure that he does not have his day, but if he is 100 per cent on form and has his day, either pray or you can forget about it.”
Arsenal enter this contest as clear underdogs, but Herrera believes Arsenal has improved a lot recently.
“I believe that in this year it will be more complicated for Barca,” Herrera added.
“I think Arsenal, besides having many good footballers, they believe in themselves this season, both in the Premier League as in the Champions League.
“They have been winning cups and they are better now. Yeah, I see Barca as superiors. Not much superiors, but superiors at the end of the day. It will be a beautiful knockout game.”
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