Ozil: Real Madrid's goal drought ends

20:52, October 08, 2010      

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Real Madrid's German midfielder Mesut Ozil said Friday that he knew it was just a matter of time before his club' s goal drought came to an end.

The 6-1 thrashing of a hapless Deportivo la Coruna last Sunday saw Real Madrid double their entire goal tally for the season and silenced the critics who had been unhappy with the style of play imposed by coach Jose Mourinho and also the chances that had been missed by the club' s strikers.

"We improved a lot against Deportivo," Ozil told sports paper AS. "We knew how to create out chances, but we created chances in the other games as well. We are a side that is dangerous in attack. We are strong, technically adept and sooner or later the goals we going to arrive."

The Deportivo game saw Ozil open his personal account with a shot from the edge of the penalty area and the German admitted it was a weight off his shoulders to have finally found the opposition net.

"I felt really happy, I played better than in previous games in which I had not played quite as well. I am really happy about scoring that first goal and I will never forget it," he said, adding that Mourinho had been pleased with his contribution.

"He congratulated me for the goal. I am improving in every game, but I have to keep on working," he said.

The German international has Turkish roots and this Saturday sees him play for his homeland against the land where his ancestors were born. However, Ozil says he has no divided loyalty at the prospect of facing Turkey.

"It is special, because I am going to play against my friends and I will be especially motivated, but I was born in Germany and I have played for Germany ever since I was a junior and feel comfortable doing that. There is no other country for me," he said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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