The former Real Madrid midfielder seems to have offended Ronaldo after speaking highly of Lionel Messi.
A few days ago, Mesut Ozil was asked by a friend to choose the greater player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. After a few seconds of hesitation, Ozil said: “Messi, because he won the World Cup”.
Ozil appreciates Messi more than Ronaldo
After the video was shared on social networks, fans discovered that Cristiano Ronaldo had unfollowed Ozil on social networks.
Ronaldo no longer follows Ozil.
Before that, Ozil had more than 3 seasons as Ronaldo’s teammate at Real Madrid. The German midfielder has a close relationship with his senior born in 1985 both in real life and on the pitch. This duo helped “Los Blancos” win 3 domestic titles (La Liga, Copa del Rey and National Super Cup). However, Ozil’s recent answer is said to have made CR7 unhappy.
While returning home to prepare for the 2013 World Cup qualifiers, CR7 confided in his teammates in the Portugal national team about Ozil’s departure. “The fɑct that Ozil is leaving is extremely bad news for me,” he said. He is the one who understands me best in football, he knows how I move in front of goal. I’m really sad that I can’t play with Ozil anymore.”
Ozil is Ronaldo’s most important partner
Two months ago, Ozil sᴜrprised fans when he announced his decision to retire from playing at the age of 34.
Ozil wrote on his personal page: “After careful consideration, I announce my retirement from football right now. I have the privilege and gratitude to have been a professional footballer for almost 17 years now. But in recent weeks and months, I have had some injuries and it is time to leave the big stage of football.”
Ozil just announced his retirement in March
“I want to thank Schalke, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Fenerbahce and Basaksehir, all my friends in football. It has been a wonderful journey,” the German midfielder added.
In February, Fanatik claimed the former Arsenal star informed his teammates after Istanbul Basaksehir’s 0-1 defeat to Kayserispor that he had decided to give up football and not attend training the next morning. After a month of silence, Ozil officially confirmed.