Mertesacker understands fans' frustration with Ozil but admits he's still got his 'magical sense'
- The playmaker has been often criticised over the past few years.
- The ex-Gunner believes fans don't understand the 30-year-old.
- The Academy director believes Ozil is a special talent and needs unique treatment.
Speaking with the Daily Mail, Per Mertesacker discussed the criticism aimed at Mesut Ozil over the past year or so.
"Yeah [I understand the fans] because probably they don’t understand him [Ozil].
"I know how to take him and how to try to pinch him when needed. But ultimately it has to come from him if he wants to go to the next level. But he can deliver.
"He loves playing football, it doesn’t come across so often. He is a genius in terms of what he can produce with the ball and you can see that in every training session.
"He thinks he plays in the park, he can deliver that ball that no one else can deliver. He has got that magical sense."