If Alex Iwobi needed a reminder as to how good his uncle Austin Okocha was when it comes to mesmerising defenders, his teammate Mesut Ozil has served him a timely reminder.
Iwobi’s uncle, Okocha is well known for his dribbling skills and tricks which usually leaves defenders in their wake. The highlight of which was his goal for Eintracht Frankfurt against Karlsruhe in 1993.
The Arsenal forward was yet to be born with his uncle sent defenders sprawling and crawling with the ball at his feet 23 years ago making mincemeat of legendary German goalkepper Oliver Khan before slotting home.
Ozil’s goal against Ludogorets Razgard in the UEFA Champions League should give Iwobi an inkling as to why the goal is much talked about, years after it was scored and remind him of how much he needs to do to get to his uncle’s level.
The German midfielder received a pass from Egyptian midfielder Mohammed Elneny, which cut open the Ludogorets Razgard backline but Ozil still has work to do as the onrushing goalkepper was quick in coming of his line to close him.
However just like Okocha did 23 years ago, Ozil chipped the goalkepper, sold a dummy to two defenders who were covering up before slotting home what ended as the winner for Arsenal in style.