Mesut Ozil claims he gets aggressive and pissed during training and cannot help but get emotional when he misses big chances in games.
The Arsenal star is yet to hit top gear in his first season under Unai Emery, but the Gunners are on an eleven-game win streak.
Ozil inspired a comeback from 1-0 down against Leicester City on Monday, and was praised for leading by example after being handed the captain’s armband by Emery.
Arsene Wenger raised questions about Ozil’s motivation this season, but the German insisted his attitude is spot on.
He told Sky Sports: ‘I always have motivation, particularly before the games, I want to win all the games and I hate to lose, even in training I am pissed and aggressive because I always want to win.
‘I am a very calm person, sometimes on the pitch I get very emotional if I make mistakes or give the ball away because I want to make everything perfect.