Mesut Ozil has spoken about his successful year, saying that he has looked after “the small details”, such as having more sleep and more physiotherapy.
Ozil has been having the best season of his career.
“The biggest change started when I was injured last year and I changed my diet and started to look at the small details in my life,” Ozil said. “For example I started to have physiotherapy on my days off and made sure I had a good sleep. That is crucial over here [in England]. It is the fastest league in the world and we often play twice a week with no winter break.
“I also missed football a lot when I was injured and I don’t want that to happen again,” Özil added. “That’s why I am doing everything I can to avoid it now. It is also the case that when you are playing well you get more confident. The team is more mature and more consistent this season and I get a lot of help on the pitch. It is only because of their help I can do my best.”