Mesut Ozil says he used to be afraid of dogs but since he got a dog he’s not afraid of dogs any more and now he loves dogs.
The German midfielder was speaking to Sport Magazine, revealing his black pug called Stallone helped him overcome a childhood fear.
“I have one dog, his name is Balboa,” he said, “but I was frightened of dogs as a kid! I wanted to overcome my fear, so I decided the best way to do this would be to own a dog. I got it as a puppy, raised it and have overcome my fear.
“Now, I love dogs.”
Yes Mesut! Arseblog News remains suspicious of anyone who doesn’t like dogs, and he’s not the only dog lover in the squad.
Alexis often posts pictures of his dogs on his Instagram, Jack Wilshere has pugs, while Santi Cazorla has a Dogue de Bordeaux that he puts a saddle on rides around like a country squire.
He also talks about some unimportant stuff like football, and has backed the team to be genuine title contenders next season.
“We have the quality of players,” he said. “We had a lot of injury problems at the start of the season, but now that just about everyone has recovered, you can see our quality. Just look at the performance we displayed against Liverpool.
“When we have a fit squad, we are capable of beating anyone and are a genuine title contender. We have just been a bit unlucky in terms of injuries.”
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