Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil has voiced his gratitude to Jose Mourinho for the faith the outspoken coach has shown in him.
The Germany international has struggled to find his best form in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 campaign, and a number of reports suggested he had a difficult relationship with Mourinho after he lost his starting place. Nevertheless, Ozil returned to the starting XI for the 2-2 draw against Barcelona on Sunday, and he has made it clear that he does not have any problems with the former Inter boss.
"Mourinho knows what I can do, and he has faith in me. I'm grateful for the confidence he has shown in me," Ozil stated to Kicker.
The attacking midfielder then went on to stress that he is very happy with life in the Spanish capital.
"Walking around the streets of Madrid is unbelievable. The fans are incredible. Naturally they make me feel proud and happy," Ozil said. "The atmosphere when I play in the Santiago Bernabeu is special. It's amazing."