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Spurs Star: I’m Not As Good As Ozil But It’s Cool To Be Compared
New Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen has admitted what we all knew already – that he’s not as good as Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.
Eriksen and Ozil made their debuts for their respective new clubs on Saturday and both impressed, bagging an assist each as they helped their clubs to victories. This led to ridiculous comparisons of the two players, with some so-called journalists claiming that Eriksen was in fact the better buy as he only cost around a quarter of what had paid for Ozil.
Predictably this resulted in extensive debate on social media sites between Arsenal and Tottenham fans. Some deluded Spurs fans jumped on the bandwagon claiming Eriksen was as good as Ozil, while the more level-headed supporters distanced themselves from such laughable claims.
Well the player himself has now come out and settled the score, playing down comparisons with the German super-star and admitting he has a long way to go until he reaches the dizzy heights set by the former Real Madrid man.
The Danish youngster, like a star-struck teenager, even admitted it was ‘pretty cool’ for him to be compared with such a ‘big player’. He told the Mirror.
“I think Ozil has achieved a little bit more than me! I am a few years younger and still have to learn a lot but it is nice to be compared.
“From what I have heard, it is not good to be compared with Arsenal players! But really, it is pretty cool to be compared with such big players.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Eriksen fan and believe he’ll turn into an excellent player. I was gutted when the scum signed him. But he’s 21 and is nothing more than potential right now.
Ozil is the real deal. He’s played for Real Madrid – arguably the biggest club in the world – for three years and was widely regarded as the best playmaker on the planet before he joined Arsenal. Eriksen has one decent game outside of Holland and suddenly he’s on par with him? Do me a favour.
At least the former Ajax youngster is clever enough to realise how ridiculous it is to compare him with Ozil. Sadly the same can’t be said for some Spurs fans.
What do you make of the Eriksen-Ozil comparisons?