Mesut Ozil has shared his bittersweet memories with Jose Mourinho in his autobiography The Magic of the Game.
The duo worked together at Real Madrid for three years before they both leaved for the Premier League in 2013.
Ozil has recalled a dressing room with Mourinho in his book as he writes, “Jose Mourinho, our coach, curses and curses. And curses. And curses. Especially with me.
You think two beautiful passes are enough,’ cries Mourinho. ‘You’re too fine for going into fights. You think you’re so good that fifty percent is enough.’
“He pauses. Stare at me with his dark brown eyes. I stare back. Like two boxers at the stare down before the first round of a fight. He shows no emotion. Just waits for a response from me. How much I hate him right now. I love Mourinho.”