The Germany international believes that he needs to be more selfish in front of the goal to have a shot at winning the Balon d’Or ahead of Messi and Ronaldo.
Ozil scored just five times in 32 games for Arsenal last season and has been challenged by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to reach double figures this time around, and the former Real Madrid playmaker admits he needs to be more ruthless in front of goal if he is to gain personal recognition.
“I have to become more dangerous in front of the goal,” he said when asked about winning the individual accolade.
“I was injured for long spells last season, and scored only five in 32 competitive games. I want to improve this. To achieve it, I have to be a bit more egotistical.”
Ozil missed Arsenal’s victory over Newcastle last weekend with a minor knee injury but has been included as part of Joachim Low’s Germany squad ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland.