Found October 09, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
Inter_milan_press_b743
Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil has rubbished speculation linking him with a move away from the Spanish champions. Ozil has been heavily criticised by the country's press in recent weeks, with even manager Jose Mourinho suggesting the German "lacks quality". Manchester United are reported be keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, but Ozil does not want to leave the Bernabeu. He told German newspaper Bild: "When you play for Real Madrid you can not think of anything else. "I know nothing and I have no reason to leave." Ozil lost his starting place for Real's 4-1 Champions League win in Ajax last week but returned against Barcelona in the first Clasico of the Primera Division season. He earned much praise for his performance, which was capped with an exquisite through-ball to tee up Cristiano Ronaldo for his second goal in the 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp on Sunday. But despite largely struggling for form this season the former Werder Bremen midfielder insists he is not motivated by his critics. "I don't have to prove anything to anyone," he said. "I do not play football to prove something to someone, but because I enjoy football."
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Stramaccioni talks down Mourinho comparison

Inter Milan head coach Andrea Stramaccioni has laughed off any similarities between himself and former mentor Jose Mourinho. Italian Stramaccioni...

Ozil not thinking of Real exit

Real Madrid playmaker and Manchester United target Mesut Ozil has rubbished speculation linking him with a move away from the Bernabeu. Ozil has been heavily criticised by the country's press in recent weeks, with even manager Jose Mourinho suggesting the German "lacks quality". United are reported be keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, but Ozil does not want to leave...

Essien Relegated To Real Madrid Bench Against Barcelona

Essien starts from the bench against Barcelona Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has been left on the bench for the El Classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The 28-year-old who started the Champions League game against Ajax in midweek did not make the starting lineup as coach Jose Mourinho opts for a more conservative approach to the game which kicks off  in a few minutes at...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.