Mesut Ozil says working with Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid showed him what is required to be the best in the world.EXCLUSIVE: Ronaldo or Dybala goal offer
The pair enjoyed three productive seasons together in Madrid, with Ozil a regular contributor of assists for his Portuguese colleague.
After leaving Madrid, the World Cup winner has become a star at Arsenal and says he is a better player for having seen what it takes to be consistent over a prolonged period of time.
Ozil told Arsenal Player on what he learned from Ronaldo: "His ambition, how hungry for success he is, as a player, you’re always quite similar.
"You want to be successful, you want to bring your best and what fascinated me about him was how professional he was. He’d be the first in the dressing room and the last to leave.
"He’s a grounded guy who is very ambitious, who always gives his best for himself and for the team. What I admired about him was how hungry for success he is.
"He’s not somebody who when he achieves something, thinks ‘OK I can stop now, or I can go easy’. It’s the opposite. He always wants to be more successful - he wants to defend titles and I admired that."