Real Madrid: Is Mesut Ozil Struggling to Cope with Jose Mourinho's Tough Loving?

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Real Madrid: Is Mesut Ozil Struggling to Cope with Jose Mourinho's Tough Loving?
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Real Madrid’s 24-year-old German international Mesut Özil is one of the most creative playmakers in world football.

His pass-first approach to playing the game means he is a goal scorer’s dream teammate—just ask Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuaín, Miroslav Klose and Mario Gómez.

However, Özil hasn’t been playing at a world-class standard for Real Madrid this season.

This article will explore the possibility that his form has been affected by José Mourinho’s tough loving. 

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