Mesut Ozil tells the story of how Jose Mourinho called him a 'coward'

Mesut Ozil tells the story of how Jose Mourinho called him a 'coward'

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has the kind of lazy eyes that makes everyone think he can be bullied around but that was not the case during a confrontation with Jose Mourinho.

The two spent three years together at Real Madrid before they both left in 2013 winning the La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa during their time there.

Mesut Ozil tells the story of how Jose Mourinho called him a 'coward'

Mesut Ozil and Jose Mourinho

According to Ozil, the two had a dressing room confrontation after a poor performance by Ozil and the Real Madrid team in general.

Mourinho questioned his chief creator's commitment and labelling him a coward.

In extract from his new book, The Magic of the Game, Ozil writes: "Jose Mourinho, our coach, curses and curses. And curses. And curses. Especially with me.

"'You think two beautiful passes are enough,' cries Mourinho. 'You're too fine for going into fights. You think you're so good that fifty percent is enough.'

"He pauses. Stare at me with his dark brown eyes. I stare back. Like two boxers at the stare down before the first round of a fight. He shows no emotion. Just waits for a response from me. How much I hate him right now. I love Mourinho."

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Ozil wrote that he threw his short on the floor, to which Mourinho said: “'Oh, are you giving up now? You’re such a coward.

"What do you want? To creep under the beautiful, warm shower? Shampoo your hair? To be alone? Or do you want to prove to your fellow players, the fans out there, and me, what you can do.'”

Mesut Ozil tells the story of how Jose Mourinho called him a 'coward'

Mesut Ozil now plays for Real Madrid

Ozil however admitted his manager was right to confront him and the situation only led to him becoming a better footballer

Ozil and Mourinho left the Santiago Bernabeu after three years together in 2013. Ozil was signed for a club record fee by Arsenal (where he has won two FA Cups) while Mourinho joined Chelsea, winning the Premier League title a year later and joining Manchester United last summer.

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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