In the first meeting we [the team] have had, we have watched a playoff where a team won at home 3-0 and lost the next game 3-0 on the road. The next meeting was tactical and we saw that Galatasaray might play differently against us. The message is having its impact, and it would surprise me if my people aren't ready. My people are going to respond and they are going to be how they should be.It's their culture. In the UEFA, in 2003, I played in this country after giving them a good thrashing with Oporto. In the next game, we found a stadium full of joy, motivation, and passion. The adversary didn't seem to be the same one. If a Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian team gets a thrashing, the next game they're either alone or the fans are booing them. That's why I'm expecting a hot stadium tomorrow, but we like that. The football players are going to enjoy playing in a great stadium and with fans who are expecting a good game.
Interviewer: We would like to ask you, Mesut, before you leave us, about international star Guti, who played with us here. When you were newly arrived in Spain - this was two years ago and you may remember it - he said "Mesut is a unique player; his reading of the game, his ability to know when to play the ball and when to hold it up is special. He is unbelievably unique." What would you like to say about Guti?Özil: I saw his games, because I was fascinated by Madrid as a child. When I first arrived comparisons were sometimes made between us. He had a wonderful left-foot and made incredible passes. He had quality...for that reason it makes me proud he would say such nice things about me and I would like to thank him.