Arsenal star Mesut Ozil explains why he invented his trademark finish

first_imgMesut Ozil produced his trademark bounce shot to score against Liverpool in December 2017 (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil has revealed he uses his trademark bounce shot because he believes it is a far more effective technique to employ in a one-on-one situation than a conventional chip shot.The Arsenal playmaker is a far from frequent goalscorer these days and has found the back of the net only once this season. The 31-year-old has, however, perfected the art of deceiving goalkeepers in an almost unique fashion.By kicking down on the top of the ball, Ozil creates elevation and has left a string of Premier League No.1s utterly bemused. The former Germany international used that particular method to score against both Crystal Palace and Bournemouth last season and famously did so against Liverpool in a pulsating 3-3 draw at the Emirates back in December 2017.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT / Read More Skip Ad PLAY About Connatix V67539 1/1 Advertisement Top articles Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Arsenal star Mesut Ozil explains why he invented his trademark finish Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 May 2020 7:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Read More Read More Advertisement Full Screen Comment Skip Coming Next ‘If you chip the ball it will go slowly to the goal, if you do it like this it’s still a chip but quicker. If you do it like that with power so the ball is going over the goalkeeper, don’t forget they are always jumping to the left or right.‘If you show them you will shoot and they are jumping they will never expect that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOzil has reestablished his position as a key member of the Arsenal side following Mikel Arteta’s appointment as Unai Emery’s successor. The former Real Madrid star has started all 10 games since his former Arsenal teammate joined from Manchester City. MORE: Robin van Persie reveals Arsene Wenger’s ‘crucial’ words of advice at ArsenalMORE: Manchester United should have signed Arsenal legend Tony Adams, says Phil NevilleFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. SPONSORED by Metro 1 min. story Video Settings Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Asked to explain how and why he invented the technique, Ozil said: ‘If I’m running in front of the goal and the goalkeeper is jumping like that, sometimes if you make a chip the defender can run and clear it. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Read Morelast_img read more

Liverpool-bound Keita hits wonder goal for Leipzig

first_img0Shares0000Leipzig’s midfielder Naby Keita plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match against FC Schalke 04 January 13, 2018 © AFP / ROBERT MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Jan 13 – Naby Keita showed why Liverpool want to sign him in this transfer window by scoring a superb goal for RB Leipzig in Saturday’s 3-1 Bundesliga win over Schalke.The 22-year-old Guinea midfielder, who already has a contract with Liverpool to join them next season, showed his class with a thunderbolt of a shot to give Leipzig the lead just before half-time. The result lifted Leipzig to second, 13 points behind leaders Bayern Munich who won 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, while Schalke drop to third.Liverpool reportedly want to bring Keita to Merseyside early after losing Philippe Countinho, who signed for Barcelona last week for 160 million euros.However, Leipzig’s director of sport Ralf Rangnick insisted Keita will not leave until the end of the season.“We know that the player will unfortunately leave us in the summer and that he will play with us until the end of the season,” Rangnick told Sky.“That’s all there is to it. Neither the player nor Liverpool have contacted us in this regard.”Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are set to pay around 70 million euros for the midfielder, but reports say they would pay an extra 15 million for Keita to join them early.After Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin had a penalty saved by Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, Keita struck by rifling a shot home off his right boot on 41 minutes.He was taken off after fouling Alessandro Schoepf on 54 minutes — his fifth booking this season which means he is suspended for next Saturday’s game against Freiburg.Schalke drew level on 55 minutes when Brazil defender Naldo headed home, but Leipzig sealed the win with two goals in quick succession as Timo Werner came off the bench to score on 69 minutes after great work from Emil Forsberg.Portugal midfielder Bruma then slammed home a third goal two minutes later as Schalke suffered a first loss in 13 games, a run stretching back to September.– De Jong blunder –Earlier, Nigel de Jong made an unhappy return to the Bundesliga by conceding a first-half penalty as Mainz threw away the lead in a 3-2 defeat at Hanover.The defensive midfielder played for the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final defeat by Spain and won the 2012 Premier League title with Manchester City.The 33-year-old, who played for Hamburg between 2006 and 2009, has signed for Mainz until the end of the season.His new club claimed early goals by Japan striker Yoshinori Muto and Alexander Hack.However, after Hanover striker Niclas Fuellkrug made it 2-1 with a header towards the end of the first half, De Jong brought down midfielder Felix Klaus in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.Fuellkrug netted the resulting penalty on 38 minutes, then hit the winning goal 15 minutes from time to complete his hat-trick.The defeat leaves Mainz 15th in the table, just a point above the bottom three, while Hanover climb to 10th.Nigel de Jong, pictured here in 2016, has signed for Bundesliga strugglers Mainz until the end of the season © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Victor DecolongonThere was a happier return for Germany striker Mario Gomez, back at Stuttgart after an eight-year gap, as he helped seal a 1-0 win at home to Hertha Berlin.With time running out, former Bayern forward Gomez was brought down in the area by Hertha’s Niklas Stark.While the German international was appealing for a penalty, the ball looped off Stark’s boot and into the net for the winning own goal on 78 minutes.The result leaves Stuttgart 12th, one place below Hertha, who hit the post through Austria international Valentino Lazaro in the first half.Elsewhere, Augsburg climbed to seventh with a 1-0 win over strugglers Hamburg thanks to a winning header by South Korea international Koo Ja-Cheol.Eintracht Frankfurt blew the chance to jump from ninth to third after French striker Sebastien Haller gave them a lead at home to Freiburg, who equalised through a header by defender Robin Koch in the second half in a 1-1 draw.Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim played out a 1-1 draw as Czech international Theodor Gebre Selassie’s second-half goal for hosts Bremen cancelled out Benjamin Huebner’s first-half header.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘A legend in the making’ and the ‘best midfielder since Gerrard’ – Fans hail ‘special’ PL player

first_imgSEE HERE – Liverpool FC: ‘Sack the lot and give Jurgen Klopp the cheque book!’ Reds fans rue missed opportunity to sign Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli scored at Goodison Park to earn his side a crucial point against Everton on Sunday afternoon.The England international delivered another classy performance, leaving Spurs and England supporters excited over his future in the Premier League.So much so that some have described the 19-year-old as the best in his position since Steven Gerrard, while others believe he is a future Three Lions captain in the making.Read what Premier League fans think of the young midfielder, on Twitter, below… 1center_img Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli last_img