Capello: Real Madrid made a mistake selling to Arsenal

Arsenal fans could hardly believe their luck this summer when they signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. Fabio Capello, who is currently the manager of the Russian national team but who has managed Real Madrid on two occasions, says the Spanish club made a mistake.

“I don’t know what happened there,” said Capello. “I think that he is a very important player and he was for Real Madrid. He’s a world-class player. They made a mistake selling him.”

However, it is Ozil’s former team mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, who Capello believes should win Ballon d’Or.

“If there is one player who has to win the Ballon d’Or this year, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo,” he added. “You have to take into consideration Cristiano Ronaldo’s season and the four goals he scored during what was a very important tie. That’s very difficult.”