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Ronaldo one of the greatest ever, says Ozil

2016-11-08 15:16
Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty Images)

London - Arsenal play-maker Mesut Ozil has heaped praise on former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, calling him one of the greatest footballers in history.

The Gunners star played alongside Ronaldo from 2010 to 2013 and looked back fondly on that period when the three-time Ballon d'Or winner made Ozil feel like a better player.

"I really enjoyed playing with him because he made me better on the pitch," the Germany international told Arsenal's official YouTube channel.

"He's a good guy and a good friend of mine. Of course I gave my assists, a lot to him, and he knows, but I really enjoyed playing with him because it was easy.

"He doesn't need a lot of chances, even if I give him two assists, he scored two. He's a very amazing player, one of the greatest footballers in history."

Ozil went on to laud Ronaldo's work ethic, which he claims is second to none.

"I never saw a guy like him, he works really hard. He's the first guy to get in, in the dressing room and the last guy maybe to go to his house," he added.

"He's very professional, always he wants to fight, even in the training games. If you see a player like this over there, of course you are looking what he does."

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