Mesut Ozil gives unusual answer to the Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi question

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Who is the better player: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

This is a question that just about everyone on the planet has been asked over the past seven or eight years.

There is no right or wrong answer and everybody has their own opinion, but it’s probably safe to say that nobody has ever answered the question in the same way Mesut Ozil did this week.


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The Arsenal playmaker, who is currently on international duty with Germany at the European Championships, played alongside Ronaldo for three years at Real Madrid.

And while he’s never played with Messi, Ozil admitted he admires the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s qualities.

Ozil: Zidane is the best

But which does the 27-year-old, who many Arsenal fans would probably name as the Premier League’s most gifted player, think is the best out of football’s two superstars?

Well, he swerved the question completely.

“They are both truly world-class players,” Ozil responded, “but I am and will always be a Zidane fan. So I say Zidane.”

That wasn’t the question, Mesut.

Zidane is an all-time great

However, you can’t blame him for siding with Zidane, who inspired Ozil growing up.

In terms of the pantheon of all-time greats, Zidane is probably one of the ten best players in football history.

But it still would have been interesting to hear where Ozil stands on the Ronaldo or Messi debate.

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