The German forward spend three years working with the Portuguese superstar at Santiago Bernabeu and admits to having learned some important lessons.
Mesut Ozil says working with Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid showed him what is required to be the best in the world.
The Germany international moved to Santiago Bernabeu in 2010, 12 months after Ronaldo made a record-breaking switch to the Spanish capital from Manchester United.
The pair enjoyed three productive seasons together in Madrid, with Ozil a regular contributor of assists for his Portuguese colleague.
After leaving Madrid, the World Cup winner has become a star at Arsenal and says he is a better player for having seen what it takes to be consistent over a prolonged period of time.
Ozil told Arsenal Player on what he learned from Ronaldo: “His ambition, how hungry for success he is, as a player, you’re always quite similar.
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