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Özil reveals heated argument with Mourinho over his effort

In the forthcoming biography by Özil, he explains how the light went off for him when Jose Mourinho had a go at him in the Real Madrid dressing room about his lack of effort when tackling.

Jose Mourinho ty Mesut Ozil

In his autobiography, Mesut Özil reveals one particular war of words between himself and Jose Mourinho as Bild release excerpts from the forthcoming book. 

The former Real Madrid manager did not like Özil's approach and effort and the German explains that after one heated exchange, Mourinho told him, "Do you know what? You're a child. Go and have a shower, we don't need you."

"You think two lovely passes are enough. You're too delicate in the tackle. You think you're that good that 50% is sufficient," Mourinho continued.

Mesut Ozil on the ball against Tottenham's Eric Dier.
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Mesut Ozil on the ball against Tottenham's Eric Dier.

Özil's tackling technique did not suit Mou

Özil asked Mourinho what he wanted from him and the manager responded with a very harsh reality: "I want you to play as well as you can. I want you to go into tackles like a man. You know how you go into 50/50 tackles? No? I'll show you!" at which point, the current Manchester United manager stood on his tiptoes, arms by his side and started to jump lightly around the dressing room. 

Özil says it did help him to adjust his style and that Mourinho was right, speaking highly about the Portuguese manager in the book.

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