Ronaldo: Ozil makes me better
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has said that playing with team-mate Mesut Ozil has improved his game and maintained that he can still get better.
Ronaldo has scored 13 goals in 11 La Liga games this season, taking his tally to 103 from 106 games since arriving at the Bernabeu for a world record £80 million in 2009.
Ozil joined Madrid from Werder Bremen the following summer and has impressed, most recently in the 7-1 demolition of Osasuna in which Ronaldo netted another hat-trick.
"Yes, Mesut has made me better. If you have great players around you, your play becomes stronger," Ronaldo told kicker. "Ozil is fantastic. He can read the game and knows when he needs to play the pass, when he should take a dribble - that's simply class.
"We have a really good connection and this is still getting better. I love to play with him, he is fantastic."
With Barcelona star Lionel Messi currently considered the best player in the world, the Portuguese also admitted that he has room for improvement, saying: "Well, you never know your limits. And of course I can do a few things better."