‘Bottle Job FC’: Mesut Ozil trolls ex-rivals Tottenham over unwanted record

The German midfielder played for Arsenal for over seven years

By Web Desk
December 09, 2023
Mesut Ozil took a dig at Tottenham Hotspur over tainted record. — AFP 

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil trolled ex-rivals Tottenham Hotspur after the North London club registered an unwanted record following their loss 2-1 loss to West Ham United at home.

Spurs bottled a one-goal lead and lost to West Ham as Ange Postecoglou’s remain winless in their last five matches despite taking a lead.

After a loss on Thursday (December 10), Tottenham became the first team to have lost five matches despite having a lead. They lost to Chelsea, Wolves, Aston Villa, and West Ham as well as a draw against Manchester City.

They also became the first-ever side to lose three consecutive matches at home despite getting an early lead.

Ozil, who played 254 matches for Arsenal, decided to take the opportunity to troll his ex-rivals and proved himself to be a “true Gunner” by taking a dig at Tottenham, who has never won the Premier League in their history.

“Who else should be able to break that record? Bottle Job FC is back,” he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Ozil, in 254 matches with the Gunners, scored 44 goals and provided 79 matches as his time with the London club remains memorable where he also clinched six trophies, 4x FA Cups, and 2x Community Shields.

It is worth mentioning that Ozil was one of the greatest playmakers during his peak. The German midfielder announced himself to the world with a spectacular World Cup 2010 campaign which earned him a move to Real Madrid.

Ozil played at Madrid for three years where he featured in 159 matches scoring 27 goals and providing 81 assists. He built one of the best partnerships with Cristiano Ronaldo during that time and was the key to Jose Mourinho’s structure.

In 2013, after Madrid completed the signing of Gareth Bale, Ozil moved to Arsenal, where he stayed till 2021 and then left for Turkish club Fenerbache. He announced his retirement from professional in March 2023 at the age of 34.