Watch the video of Mesut Ozil inventing a new technique by bouncing the ball after shooting.
We have seen Cryuff’s turn and plenty of other skills, but this is scintillating from Mesut Ozil to handle no chance to the goalkeeper by bouncing the ball after shooting the instantly.
The German International, who has struggled for game time this season showcased his individual brilliance against Bournemouth in a comprehensive victory with a goal and an assist.
When he shot the ball, the ball bounced off the ground to give no chance to the Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc. It’s as if he created topspin through his unique technique as rather than an ordinary chip, the pace on the ball can prove too much to handle.
Such a unique, bizzare and ingenious technique. Guy has been doing this for years and all of us worthless mortal just realized how great is the execution. When many accusing him for miss hit the ball, guy keeps on doing it intentionally.
This should be called “The Ozil’s” 😍 https://t.co/nqm4JLKP2w
— Abdul Hakeem Aiman (@AkemAiman) February 28, 2019
Ozil must be the only person that’s able to finish like that. Hits the ball in to the turf and over the keeper, gets it right every time. Ridiculous skill.
— Lyle (@TheLinderman_) February 27, 2019
— Muheezzz (@muheezzz) February 27, 2019
In the past, people thought it was a miss hit shot, but he truly means to discomfort the opponent’s goalkeeper. His foot shows that he means every bit of it.
There are too many examples now. He has now used the same skill to score past Simon Mignolet, Jonas Lossl in the games against Liverpool and Huddersfield Town, as well as a weaker foot in the 5-0 Champions League victory over Ludogorets.
Further evidence proved that the German used this technique to play a through ball when he was representing Germany against Denmark at Euro 2012, whilst there are various clips of himself attending the same at the training.
Throwback to this Mesut Ozil pass, just how!? 🤔👏 pic.twitter.com/px2oQaUAMw
— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) June 7, 2018
Gunners legend Ian Wright has noticed it and showered praise on Ozil during Match of the Day last night.
Wright said: “He bounces it on purpose. He did it against Huddersfield and he kicked down on it against Bournemouth.
“Instead of chipping it over a keeper he bounces it over him. You can see him telling everyone what he did [while celebrating].
“It’s just such a brave finish for someone to do. It’s brilliant. It’s the Ozil.”
It is no doubt that Mesut Ozil is one of the best technicians in world football despite not playing much these days. The former Real Madrid midfielder has made just 21 appearances this season which is mainly down to Unai Emery’s amount trust on the German.
It has been a tough campaign for the midfielder, but he will aim to bounce back with a win as Arsenal are in a hunt for a place in the top four and aim to lift the Europa League.