Germany's Mesut Ozil: I'm as ambitious as Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo
Mesut Ozil has likened himself to Cristiano Ronaldo, saying that both players are "perfectionists on the pitch."
The duo are both currently at Euro 2016 in France, with Ronaldo's Portugal safely through to the semifinals, while Ozil's Germany face Italy for a place in the last four on Saturday.
Real Madrid star Ronaldo is well-known for his commitment and application on and off the field, and Arsenal midfielder Ozil feels he also shares similar attributes.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously very ambitious, but so am I," Ozil told L'Equipe. "I am a perfectionist on the pitch as well. I want to be successful with everything I do.
"During the time I played alongside Ronaldo [at Madrid], I saw that he always wanted to win everything, even on the training pitch. He is never satisfied and always wants more. He always wants more titles and there are not a lot of players with that attitude.
"Personally, I am not as hungry for goals like Ronaldo. But that's only normal. He is an attacker. For me, scoring goals and providing assists is the same. They both win you matches."
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