The France international is impressed by the World Cup winner’s style of play and “that he always finds a solution” as he prepares to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday
Antoine Griezmann has showered Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil with praise and revealed the qualities he most admirers in the Germany international.
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Ozil is enjoying a strong season with the Gunners and has eight goals already for Arsene Wenger’s side who lie second in the Premier League table.
Griezmann was asked about his favourite German players by Reviersport and opted for the former Real Madrid star.
“He’s an outstanding player,” he said. “I rate his style of play, his passing quality and also that he always finds a solution with a long ball or a dribbling. He’s elegant with the ball.
“I also liked Miroslav Klose, as a scorer with a nose for goal and strong on headers. I really liked how he tracked back.”
Atletico Madrid take on Bayern Munich on Tuesday night already assured of top spot in Group D but Griezmann is still excited about the fixture.
“Even though it’s a meaningless tie, I don’t want to miss this match,” he said. “These are the special games for a footballer.”