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Mesut Özil makes it clear that he signed for Madrid because Guardiola 'passed' on him

Published:25/03/2023 - 15:03h

Updated:25/03/2023 - 15:03h

Mesut Özil Has announced his withdrawal like professional footballer and has remembered several episodes of his career. One of them, on how would finish decanting by the Real Madrid

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Recently, Mesut Özil has announced the end of his career like professional footballer. The midfield player, that turned into one of the feelings of the Glass of the World of 2010 with the German selection before giving his jump to the Real Madrid, has desvelado that the FC Barcelona also arrived to be between his possible destinations.

These movements took place when the now exfutbolista was a member of the rows of the Werder Bremen. To the little time to give to know his goodbye to the football, Özil indicated that in his plans was the possibility to incorporate to the Barcelona team; nevertheless, this option would finish for falling by will of the then trainer, Pep Guardiola.

The "no" of the Barça to Özil

In an interview conceded to the newspaper 'Mark', the germano of Turkish origin gave to know the reason by which did not arrive to the Barça: "I Decided between the Madrid and the Barcelona. It was not a subject of money... I do not know if this knows , but visited Madrid and Barcelona in that period. 'Mou' Did me a visit VIP. It carried me to know the stadium, the trophies... This put me the skin of hen. The visit in Barcelona was more disappointing. Guardiola Did not take neither the annoyance to know me".

Likewise, the ancient midfield player sustained that one of the reasons by which liked him the team culé was his style of game: "Before this trip, liked me a lot the style of football of the Barcelona and really could me imagine playing with them. The Madrid was with everything and José Mourinho was, definitely, the most important factor in my decision. After my visits, my decision was clear to 100%: it wanted to be madridista".

His Classical like merengue

The otrora international with the 'Mannschaft' also was part of a moved year 2011, marked by seven Classical; in his opinion, better that the current. Besides, it gave to know the reason of his exit of the Madrid: "I Think that I lived the best period. Nowadays, these parties have lost intensity and emotion, would say I. I have played many, but there will be at all like this Madrid-Barça. It was happy, but happened things. I began to not having a lot of minutes of game and afterwards there was a conflict between Florentino Pérez, my father and my agent. We had to look for a new club and was hard. Ojalá Had been able to handle the situation of another way".

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