Newly signed Fenerbahce midfielder, Mesut Ozil, has described former Super Eagles playmaker, Austin Okocha, has his favourite player who ever played for the Turkish Super Lig club. The former Real Madrid star signed for Fenerbahce during the January transfer window after so many years with Arsenal. According to Ozil, he was a huge admirer of the Super Eagles captain during his days in Turkey.
Okocha joined the Yellow Canaries from German club Eintracht Frankfurt in 1996 and he made a name for himself in Istanbul with his playmaking skills and his goalscoring techniques. During his two-year stint at Fenerbahce, Okocha scored 30 goals in 62 Super Lig appearances and he also helped them win the Prime Minister’s Cup and Ataturk Cup. Ozil made the statements during his signing ceremony in Istanbul on Wednesday. “First of all, I greet everyone.
I don’t know what to say. I’m very excited,” Ozil said. “Fenerbahce was a dream for me. I hope I will be useful to my team. I am very happy to be here. Thank you very much, everyone. “Among the players who played in Fenerbahce in the past, I liked Jay-Jay Okocha the most. Now I like Dimitrios Pelkas, with whom we played in the same position. He is a very talented player. “I believe that we will be champions. Fenerbahce always plays for the title.
“There is always pressure on a football player. I always played in big clubs, and there was always pressure. “Fenerbahce is also a big club and I know there will be pressure here. This is a club I love very much. I will do my best. I hope everything will be fine.
“I can’t give a date about when to play but I want to play as soon as possible.” Fenerbahce currently sit second in the Super Lig table after gathering 42 points from 20 matches, two points behind leaders Besiktas. Ozil, in line for his Super Lig debut, will be aiming to help the Yellow Canaries extend their eight-match winning streak when they host Rizespor on Saturday.