Özil om spelarna Ronaldo och Sanchez: "Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who scores a lot of goals, and Alexis is someone who plays for the team. He runs lots for the team, he fights lots for the team, and I enjoy playing with him. They are both great players."
Rafa Benitez fru sade i en intervju att hennes man har behövt reda upp oordningen som Mourinho lämnat efter sig. Mourinhos kommenterade också detta:
The only club where her husband replaces me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time. And for her also to think about me and to speak about me, I think the lady needs to occupy her time. And if she takes care of her husband's diet, she will have less time to speak about me.".