News Source: DHA
Belözoğlu, who started his speech by commenting on Philippe Keny transferred from Bandırmaspor, said, “The transfer of Keny will be beneficial to both teams. We were not involved in the negotiations with Beşiktaş. When the process with Beşiktaş did not progress as they wanted, we stepped in. We are happy. one of the most valuable players in the league. We will observe his development together. He is a player that I think can easily play in big teams. We have expectations from him. We are building a young and dynamic team. A team that can compete with big teams. We transferred valuable players, we transferred young players. Average age of the team “In terms of costs, I think we went a few years ago in a more organized way. We cannot ignore the realities of Turkish football. I think that we, the coaches, need to help the managers in this sense,” he said.
“WE WILL PLAY TO WIN EVERY MATCH”
Underlining that they are a team made up of good and quality players, Belözoğlu said, “We have a team that will compete with everyone. I think we can compete in all 3 lanes. We will play to win every match. I want it to be a season where we will push until the end for the country score, especially in Europe. In its own category. “We were the only team participating in the championship. Our other teams are continuing their way in Europe. We were behind Israel, we were behind Belgium. We did important things by eliminating these two teams. Turkish football is experiencing a very critical threshold,” he said.
“I DON’T THINK THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CANNOT BE RECOVERED, IF WE MOVE TOGETHER A LITTLE AND CARE ABOUT TURKISH FOOTBALL’S TROUBLES TOGETHER”
Emre Belözoğlu, who noted that he was upset that Turkey could not be represented in the UEFA Champions League after 27 years, said, “Turkey is a very important and young country. It is a country that has investments in sports and is supported by our state. It is a process that everyone should put their hat on. Development is one-sided. It doesn’t happen, it has to be mutual. We have to look at the big picture. We played with a team that made 4 out of 4 in the Belgian League. The country federation canceled the league matches because they were going to play. If we act a little together, we worry about the problems of Turkish football together, something will not be recovered. I hope that if we learn from our mistakes in the upcoming period and act by thinking about our country’s football, I think we can produce the teams that will compete in the best championships,” he said.
“I WANT TO SERVE TURKISH FOOTBALL IN EUROPE FOR A LONG TIME”
Saying that the pro license has come to the fore a lot, the young coach said, “I think that education is very important and being a coach is a process. You must have a good team, you need to dominate the league. I invested in myself in this sense in the last years of my football player. I continued my education after receiving my pro license. I want to serve Turkish football in Europe for a long time,” he said.
“OUR FIRST GOAL IS TO EXIT THE GROUPS”
Asked about the goal of this season, Belözoğlu said, “We need to go step by step, I have a team that has started the season well. We want to spread this throughout the season. When we think about the incomes in Turkey, when we look at the incomes you have earned in the European cup, our first goal is to get out of the groups. “The level is high in Europe, we have to prepare accordingly. There will be a team on the field that wants to win every game. I didn’t set a goal for myself. The next game is Alanyaspor. Our only goal is to work to win this game,” he said.
“I WANT MESUT TO MAKE THE CAREER FINAL IN A VERY GOOD WAY”
Emre Belözoğlu finally spoke about Mesut Özil and said: “I said that I believe Mesut’s career final will end much more valuable. He may not have found the environment he wanted in Fenerbahçe. But I wanted it because I thought Mesut could be happy here and would contribute to us. Mesut I want him to make his career final very well. I know very well what I can get from him. He also wants to play, he wants to make a good final. I hope Başakşehir will receive very good feedback from him.”