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

Proposed transfer of ABP pensioners to PFZW postponed again

first_imgThe planned transfer of 158,000 academic hospital workers’ pensions from Dutch civil service scheme ABP to healthcare pension fund PFZW has been postponed again.In a statement, both pension funds said the parties involved failed to meet all necessary conditions in time and therefore could not make a sound decision about the move, scheduled to take effect on 1 January 2015.Negotiations on the transfer – meant to make it easier for academic hospital workers to work at non-academic hospitals – have been ongoing for nearly 10 years.Last summer, ABP announced that the employers and workers had agreed that pensions accrual would be transferred to PFZW as of 1 January, while the accrued pension rights would be taken over by PFZW one year later. Both ABP and PFZW declined to provide additional information about the cause of the new delay.PFZW, however, indicated that it was disappointed.“We have worked hard to resolve the issue,” a spokeswoman said.A spokeswoman for the NFU, the industry body for the employers of the eight academic hospitals, attributed the latest delay to the ongoing legal changes on pensions.“Subjects that seemed to be simple became complicated as a result,” she said.She underlined that both employers and unions still support a transfer, “if it can be concluded in a sound way”.Elise Merlijn, negotiator for civil service union AbvaKabo, said the biggest stumbling block was the threat of a salary reduction for the workers, as the NFU was supposed to pay ABP a €500m compensation for the participants leaving ABP.She added that supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) was reluctant to approve the transfer because of the costs that would be incurred by the NFU, as well as by the participants of PFZW, which has a higher funding than ABP.All parties involved have said they are committed to investigating whether the transfer would be possible at a later stage.last_img read more