London: Arsenal key midfielder Mesut Ozil recalled his old days with Real Madrid and said he was nervous, sweating when he met coach Zinedine Zidane for the first time at the Spanish football club.
The German playmaker made 105 appearances for the Spanish giants from 2010 to 2013.
“When I arrived at Real Madrid I met Zidane, my hands were sweating because I was so nervous,” the 29-year-old was quoted as saying by Marca.
“Zidane was very kind and positive though. We are still in contact to this day,” Zidane added.
Ozil admitted Zidane’s coaching technique were creative and he always wanted to be like him.
“The way he played and directed matches always fascinated me,” he admitted. “It still fascinates me,” the midfielder said.
“His technique and creativity was outstanding; I always wanted to be like him,” Ozil added.