Mesut Ozil EXPLAINS Chelsea for letting his ex-teammate leave the club
Mesut Ozil has criticized Chelsea for letting one of his former teammates leave the club.
The former Arsenal playmaker has scored 33 goals in 184 appearances for the Gunners and has a number of top trophies to his name, including the World Cup.
The 35-year-old took to social media and claimed it was a big mistake by the Blues to let his former international teammate Antonio Rudiger join Real Madrid.
The Spanish giant does currently at the top La Liga after they were defeated Mallorca 1-0 on Wednesday thanks to a goal from Rüdiger.
Madrid's manager Carlo Ancelotti was full of praise for the Germany international after the match: 'He took advantage of the injuries of others. He performs at a very high level, with continuity.
Mesut Ozil has criticized Chelsea for letting his former Germany international teammate go
Chelsea have not found the best form in the league so far and are in tenth place in the table
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'He is always ready in duels. He is an insurance policy that we stand behind. He's playing at his best.'
In response to his comments about X, Ozil wrote: “Prime Toni Rudiger is simply the best defender in the world right now. Incredible season for my former club Real Madrid. You can also ask Haaland or Osimhen how good he is!
'Look what happened to Chelsea after he left… they miss his mentality every day…'
Although Rudiger left Chelsea on a free transfer when his contract expired, the 30-year-old claimed the club were slow to offer him a new contract.
In an article he writing for The Players' Tribune, he stated: “Unfortunately, my contract negotiations had already become difficult last fall.
German international Antonio Rudiger scored Madrid's winning goal against Mallorca
One criticism of Pochettino's team was their lack of experience
“Business is business, but if you don't hear any news from the club from August to January, the situation becomes complicated.
'After the first offer there was a long gap of nothing. We're not robots, you know?
'You can't wait months with so much uncertainty about your future.
'Obviously no one saw the sanctions coming, but in the end other big clubs showed interest and I had to make a decision.'