Because less players equal more space to pass and move


The German midfielder, Mesut Ozil, is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. It helped him on the transfer to the Spanish club Real Madrid a few seasons ago.

He has managed to establish himself as one of the important players at the club despite heavy competition from the likes of Luka Modric. The 24-year-old is expected to be one of the main players for Real Madrid in the last 16 tie against Manchester United. The second leg of the encounter will take place at Old Trafford with the Spanish club coming into the match with a 1-1 deficit from the first leg.

Due to the away goals scored by United, the Spanish club do need to score if they are to have any chance of progression to the quarter-final stage. After being an integral part of the team that managed victories over Barcelona in the league and the cup over the last few days, Ozil is extremely confident that they can beat the 2008 Champions league winners as well. Ozil has acknowledged the fact that United remain as one of the best teams in the world. They are also extremely dangerous on the counter-attack according to the 24-year-old.

However, he has pointed to the fact that they have the presence of players like Ronaldo, who will definitely score. "It will be a tough game against a very good team, but we showed in the first leg of what we are capable. We were clearly better in the first half, with plenty of chances. We have great respect for Manchester, but our goal is to play as we can and we can beat anyone. Whoever can win in Barcelona can win in Manchester. Mourinho supports me and, for me, is one of the best coaches in the world, if not the best," said Mesut Ozil.