first_imgMesut Ozil turned in a man of the match performance against Newcastle on Monday (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal manager George Graham believes Mesut Ozil still needs to improve his attitude if he is to prosper under Unai Emery.The German World Cup winner appears to have won over his new manager having started the last four matches in all competitions, culminating in Monday’s man of the match performance against Newcastle.Emery had previously left the 30-year-old out of high profile matches against Tottenham for tactical reasons and been frustrated by a lack of application in training.Despite his recent improvement, Graham believes Ozil is capable of more but would benefit from playing alongside physical midfielders in the mould of club legends Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When I was a manager, I probably would have bought Vieira and Petit the other side and put Ozil in the middle,’ Graham, who the league title with Arsenal as both a player and manager, told Love Sport Radio.‘He’s a real quality player in possession. There’s no question about it. If they can just get him working a bit harder without possession, they’ve got a fantastic player.‘The modern game now you have to play when you’ve got the ball and you play when you haven’t got the ball.metro-video id=”1896526″ video=”” image=”“]‘This is the modern way. He’s just got to work a lot harder with the attitude as well as the physical side of the game.‘He’s never going to fly into tackles like Graeme Sounness, who was excellent on the ball but was tough without it.‘Nobody expects Ozil to do that, but they do expect him, when they lose the ball, to get back into the shape the team is playing.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Apr 2019 11:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link187Shares George Graham names the two Arsenal legends who would get the best out of Mesut Ozillast_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Showering praise on the present Indian pace attack, former captain Kapil Dev said on Thursday that the fast bowlers have changed the face Indian cricket in the past four-five years.The former all-rounder also felt that this was the best ever Indian pace attack.”Aisa pace attack humne dekha nahi tha, socha bhi nahi tha (we have not seen such a pace attack, nor did we think about it). Without any doubt, the fast bowlers have changed the face of Indian cricket in the last four-five years,” Kapil said during the sidelines of a promotional event.With the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against South Africa due to a stress fracture in his back, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Deepak Chahar in their ranks, India are believed to have one of the best fast bowling attacks in world cricket now.In the first Test in Visakhapatnam, Shami stepped up and rattled half of the South African batting line-up in the second innings to return with figures of 5/35.However, Shami doesn’t feature in the top 10 of the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings.”No issues about that (not being in the top 10). How effective he (Shami) has been for the team is more important. Great to see him doing well and that’s the bottom line,” Kapil said. IANSAlso Read: Former skipper Kapil Dev Resigns as CAC Chief after Conflict ChargesAlso Watch: Pollution Testing Unit allegedly overcharging then fixed amount in Guwahatilast_img read more

first_imgSenegal’s Teranga Lions is Africa’s number one –ranked team, but the Super Eagles are determined to give a good account of themselves when both teams square up in Ismailia on Sunday evening.                   Feelers from the camp indicate only a very positive ambience with players and officials thinking of how to bring honour and glory to the nation, when the whistle goes for kick off at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in seven days.The last time both Nigeria and Senegal clashed at senior level was on 23rd March 2017, at The Hive (home of Barnet FC and London Bees) in London. Kelechi Iheanacho equalized from the spot after Moussa Sow had put Senegal ahead – both goals coming in the second half. Three –time African champions Nigeria are on an eight –match unbeaten run since elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.Sunday’s game has been scheduled to start at 7pm Egypt time (6pm Nigeria time) and both Federations have agreed that the match be played behind closed door in order to enable both coaching crews to tinker with tactics and strategy during the encounter.The Nigeria delegation will depart from Ismailia on Monday morning, for Alexandria – venue of their Group B attrition against Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more