Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is known for his hard-hitting, unapologetic statements, most of which are seen during his interaction with the media. The Portuguese tactician once again did not hesitate even a bit in slamming one of his former players, Mesut Ozil. The Arsenal outcast had mocked Tottenham on Twitter recently, with Mourinho now hitting back at the Germany international in his own way.
Ozil hasn't had the best of relationships with Arsenal in the past few seasons. But that hasn't deterred or docked his loyalty towards the Gunners when speaking with the fans. During his most recent #AskMesut interaction on Twitter, a question has triggered conflict between Ozil and Mourinho.
The former Real Madrid superstar was presented with a situation in which he has just one contract, which was from Tottenham, questioning if he'd join the derby rivals or rather hang up his boots. The 32-year-old midfielder, appearing to take a jibe at Spurs, said that he would simply retire rather than going the other way.
Mourinho was quizzed on his thoughts on Ozil's comments during a press conference. And the manager appears to have no love left for his former player, hitting out at him. Mourinho said, "Who told him that Tottenham were interested in signing him?". Interestingly, the two worked together at the Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013.
Ozil has been out of action for the Gunners since March last year after a fallout with manager Mikel Arteta. He is yet to bag a single minute of game time after being excluded from the Premier League and the Europa League squads. His contract ends in June this year with no extension talks in sight.
Ozil transfer rumours suggest interest from Turkish League outfit Fenerbahce. The 2014 World Cup winner did speak on his love for Fenerbahce. He claimed he still dreams of playing in two countries - the USA and Turkey. Ozil confirmed that if he wishes to play in Turkey, there is only one club he would join: Fenerbahce. He also drew a comparison of the Turkish giants with Real Madrid, calling Fenerbahce the best club in Turkey.