September 3rd, 2010
Mesut Ozil & Sami Khedira: Lost In Spain
Mesut Ozil releases his beast. Images: Getty Images via Daylife
When we saw this image of Mesut Ozil in training with new club Real Madrid a couple of weeks ago, we have to confess that once the initial squeaking had died down in the Kickette office, we were slightly bewildered.
As connoisseurs of footballing bodies, we are rarely exposed to tubby little torsos; something like this being rather more our in comfort zone.
So, in the interests of science, we gave Mesut’s tum-tum a good old study and can report back that we at Kickette actually find this really cute. Seriously. Whether it’s the change of scene or simply a puppy-fat related cuteness allowance we don’t know. But we like it.
We gave the matter no further thought (ahem) until we learned that during an interview about Real’s 0-0 draw against Mallorca at the weekend, coach Jose Mourinho had initmated that Ozil and fellow German international and Madrid newbie Sami Khedira were struggling to settle into the routine at their new club. Mourinho said:
…social life with the group is still zero for them. Khedira lives with Özil and Özil lives with Khedira. Their entry into the group is not easy yet, even though the group is young, friendly and easy to deal with.
Suddenly our heads are filled with visions of Mesut and Sami, lost in a new country and with only each other for company. Their inability to operate a vegetable steamer between them, coupled with an athlete’s inherant loneliness leads to an over reliance on take-away food and too many visits to the refridgerator. Result? Mesut gets his tubby on.
Oh bless. We’re packing health food and booking flights as we speak.
NOTE: Alternatively, Ozil might just be exhaling in this photo and all of the above is merely the deranged fantasising of a bunch of delusional women. But whothehellcares, eh? We’re happy.
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