Ozil - Barca surpass nearing
Madrid playmaker wants to beat Catalans on all fronts
Last Updated: September 2, 2011 3:15pm
Ozil: Believes he and his Madrid team-mates are closing in on Barcelona
Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil believes Jose Mourinho's team are now ready to overtake Barcelona to become the top team in Spain once again.
Ozil, 22, moved to the Bernabeu last summer from Werder Bremen as Mourinho started to shape the team he felt could challenge for honours and the Germany international told Kicker magazine he reckons that time has now come.
He said: "Real Madrid have made a lot of signings in the last couple of years, but you can now tell we understand each other on the pitch.
"We are much stronger. We've taken a step further compared to the previous campaign. I want to win every title.
"We would have liked to win the Spanish Super Cup, but what matters is we can compete at a really high level."
The former Schalke playmaker feels he is also improving on a personal level and is hungry for success with Real.
"I'm in very good form and feel more prepared than ever before," he said.
"The pre-season stages in China and the US were tough and beautiful. I had learned a lot at Schalke and Bremen, but it's a completely different ball game outside Germany.
"I'm very happy with how things have turned out for me. I feel great at Real Madrid and, obviously, for playing on this team.
"It will be very interesting to watch Real Madrid play in La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey this year. We want to win all three titles and I'm sure we can do it."