Would it be fair to say that to a certain extent we've all overlooked Arsenal's Mesut Ozil ahead of this summer's World Cup?
When we partner our current fixation with the brilliance of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich's German stars, such as Mario Goetze and Marco Reus, with a rather passable if not excellent first season for Ozil at Arsenal, we do tend to overlook just how important the former Werder Bremen and Real Madrid star is to Joachim Loew's Die Mannschaft hopes and dreams.
It seems like a decade has passed, rather than just four years, since the last World Cup in South Africa in which a young 21-year-old Ozil stepped on to the world stage and excited the sport to no bounds. Four seasons later, with a spell at Madrid having come and gone, Ozil may be a better player, who has matured and proved himself a winner, but little of that excitement still remains when he throws on a Germany top.
As such, let us now look back at some of his greatest moments for Germany and why we should certainly be getting excited about this Arsenal player's prospects in Brazil.