Meet Balboa, Mesut Özil’s pug…
The Arsenal player once confessed he was really scared of dogs, so instead of hiding under his fear forever, he decided to deal with it by getting a dog of his own. That’s when Balboa appeared in his life. He told Sport Magazine:
“I was frightened of dogs as a kid! I wanted to overcome my fear, so I decided the best way to do this would be to own a dog. I got it as a puppy, raised it and have overcome my fear. Now, I love dogs”
Balboa –named after “Rocky Balboa”– besides being really cute, is also a great soccer player as you can see in a video that Özil uploaded to his Instagram account last week. In the video you can see the two of them on a kickaround that you can definitely expect from a soccer player and his dog.
And Balboa really shows amazing skills as a player! But you couldn’t expect less from such a football star’s dog.
I’m sure those two are constantly training together. And without all the pressure of a real professional training, this is just pure fun.
Just check it out and let us know what you think.