The wounds which were sustained after the sale of German playmaker Mesut Ozil are yet to heal for Real Madrid, it seems.
Fans have complained about the sale of Ozil for a very long time now, and the fact that he has already adapted to the English Premier League, providing 3 assists in as many games, is adding salt to that wound.
After Ozil left Los Blancos, Florentino Perez infamously questioned if the playmaker’s attitude was of Real Madrid class:
“The player asked to leave and nobody should be upset about it. He couldn’t handle the pressure at Madrid.”
But recently, Real Madrid lost for the first time this season with a lacklustre performance against their fierce City rivals Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. This was the first league derby loss in fourteen years with Real’s game lacking creativity, and many people admitted that it was a game the German ace could have thrived.
Santiago Segurola, an assistant for the board at Marca also echoed these sentiments. He told users of MARCA.com:
“The sale of Ozil is an historic error. Real Madrid has gotten rid of its second best player. He’s a 24-year-old player who brought out the best in everyone around him, especially Cristiano Ronaldo.”