La Liga - Iniesta 'didn't know' Ozil before World Cup

Wed, 11 Aug 15:41:00 2010

Andres Iniesta has said he would welcome Mesut Ozil at the Nou Camp despite admitting he had never heard of the Werder Bremen man before the World Cup.

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Ozil, who starred for Germany at the World Cup, has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona after his performances in South Africa.

Iniesta, who scored the winning goal for Spain in the final against Netherlands, admits he was impressed by what he saw of the 21-year-old Ozil at the tournament.

"I did not know him before the World Cup," admitted the diminutive Barca midfielder.

"However, I watched him playing at the World Cup and was very impressed with his quality and personality especially as he is so young.

"If he comes to the club or not is an issue that is out of my control but if he does arrive, we will welcome him, and if not we will roll forward regardless."

Iniesta also said he wished Cesc Fabregas "all the luck in the world" despite his good friend's decision to stay at Arsenal.


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