The Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has come out yet again to talk about Mesut Ozil, in an attempt to deflect any responsibility of selling the player with the highest assist rate in Europe.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Sami Khedira, Joachim Low amongst other high profile names in football have expressed their surprise and dismay at Ozil being allowed to leave Real Madrid. Even the Real Madrid fans were upset; reportedly chanting that Ozil was not for sale during Gareth Bale’s unveiling at the Bernabeu.
So after talking about Ozil’s personal life (classy) he’s now come out and said:
“The player asked to leave and nobody here should be upset about it. He couldn’t handle the pressure at Madrid,”
Okay Perez, let’s go through your statement shall we?
He had (and still has) the highest number of assists in Europe. He has played in the Champions League, World Cup and European Championships. He’s won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and been in the Euro 2012 Team of the Year and had the most assist in the 2013 World Cup.
I would be inclined to ask what the hell are they smoking over there at the Bernabeu?
If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, Perez had this to say about Jose Mourinho:
“He’s a coach who gave Madrid a lot, we’ve taken a real stride forward because of him, especially in Europe.
“I like him and he did great things for the club. His values and way of seeing things is the right one.”
Right, so this was the Jose Mourinho that caused loads of friction in the board room, dropped Real Madrid favourite Iker Casillas and had issues with some of the big names at the club such as Jose Mourinho and even Ronaldo towards the end of his Real Madrid reign. He also engineered a move away from Madrid so he could join Chelsea.
Seriously, Perez is one massive c*nt.