Champions can’t have soft drinks, teaches Euro Cup 2012 ace

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If you, besides being a Jiu-Jitsu fan, are also big on soccer, you’re familiar with Mesut Özil, a star on the German national team and Real Madrid known for his bug eyes and pinpoint passing.

Well the 23-year-old undertook a diet that led him to put on four kilos of lean muscle mass in the lead-up to the 2012 European Cup, a traditional tournament that kicked off today.

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Candidate for top player at the Eurocup, the number 8 on the German national team cut Coca-Cola from his menu. Publicity photo

According to the player’s father and agent, Mustafa Özil, part of his diet consists of eating fish at least twice a week and never drinking Coca-Cola. The Turkish descendent born in Gelsenkirchen is also a good cook, and he loves preparing noodles with garlic, tomatoes and eggs.

The information was originally printed in German newspaper “Frankfurter Aligemeine” and reproduced on the website Terra.

What about you, gentle Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, is there anything you say no to? Let us know what it is in the comments section below.

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