National team coach Stefan Kuntz talks about team choices

National football team coach Stefan Kuntz said in the 2022 FIFA World Cup European Qualifying playoff round semifinals, the Turkish people will be proud to play against Portugal.

Stefan Kuntz responded to a question from AA correspondent at TFF’s Hasandan National Team Camp and Training Facility in Riva, saying, “I’m ready for the match” about the away match against Portugal on Thursday, March 24th. “. He says he will perform very well in the Portuguese match. See the determination of the Turkish people to offer proud performances, win and enthusiastically support them. “

“Enes Unal has a great shape and Burak Yılmaz is also very experienced. What are your future choices?” Kuntz said. “Enes suffered minor injuries. I had to undergo an MRI. Fortunately, it’s not a very important situation. It’s hard to experience the situation you said, but the competition is always good. I’ll see it from now on.” .. (Laughs) Maybe both can play. “.

The German coach said he had done all the analysis on the Portuguese match. “We looked at the strengths and weaknesses of our opponents. We analyzed not only the losing Serbs, but also the other matches in the group. Knowing your opponents. I’m doing it. ” But what we do is really important. How to show the best performance, the most opportunities. “We are thinking about how to catch it and play with the utmost confidence. Our tactics depend on these considerations,” he said.

“The star of the opponent is Ronaldo, who is also the highest scorer in the history of world football. Merih (Demiral) knows him well. Do you have any thoughts on playing with men?” “It is considered to block Ronaldo with a one-on-one mark, but our idea is about team defense. Our main idea is to close the options for passing the ball to Ronaldo. A tactic that prevents him from being one-on-one. “

Candidate description

Stefan Kuntz describes the players invited to the nominated team as follows:

“Among the players announced, Dorkhan (Tokes) and Yunus (Akgun) were found to be ahead of Barsh (Alperyrumaz) and Yusuf (Sari) in terms of performance. I liked the players. It made me think a bit. But after all, we chose Umut because he was in Turkey and was second in the top scorer race in the Super League. Enes (Ünal) too. He has performed incredibly well in the last few weeks. He is third in the LaLiga top. Next to the scorer ranking. Of course, he will be here for this performance. We always emphasize. So, there is no doubt that those who are not here will never come again. The doors are wide open. They have a chance. The future too. “

Kuntz recently visited Enes Unal and Okay Yokuslu in Madrid, saying, “We had a long chat. We talked about the past. We talked about what happened here before and the situation of the national team. I can do it. ” Hakan (Çalhanoğlu). There was an expectation from Hakan’Enes. Two players with high expectations. By the way, the chances we offer our players must be fair. You need to give them a fair opportunity to show themselves. I think Enes has found it. “He played in the club and was sitting in Getafe. I talked to the sporting director and coach in Getafe and they are very happy with his performance. They made him very happy with the team. Considered an important player. They said they wanted to keep. He joined the team again. “

“He can’t show his performance on the national team in Italy,” said Hakan Calhanor’s Kuntz. Referencing his criticism, “There is a factor here when assessing a player in a position. The first is what the coach has in mind and how he wants to use the player. Second. The question is where the player can play and what is his skill ?? Given these two criteria, the style of playing Hakan in the last two games applies to both the national team and the national team. Two games. He I’m very happy with his performance. “Hakan found his place.” I can say. “

Germany coach Yunus Akgun, Dokan Sinick and Umt Bozok said of their debut on the national team: We appreciate the performance of these players in the observations and follow-ups of the matches that took place in the last few months. “This is an indication of that. Similarly, thanks to their teachers for their preparation and reaching the level. They are members of the national team. There will definitely be opportunities in the future,” he said.

Ilfan can react to Hakan’s criticism of the Prophet

Stefan Kuntz, Ilfan Kang Kavechi and Yandash were criticized for not being included in the team, saying, “Currently, there are no teams in the Super League that have not watched at the stadium. We have decided on the players we invited. Had a good name to play in the next match against Portugal. “I can’t explain why I didn’t include all the Turkish players in the team,” he said.

“I didn’t meet him. I don’t know the exact reason why things went wrong. He wants in Germany and Spain,” said Emre Mor, who has been the focus of attention in his Super League debut in the past few weeks. The way it was. Perhaps people are expecting more than they can achieve at that time. In the future. “

A clear word about Arda Gurel

Recalling that some young Fenerbahce players Arda Güler should be on the national team, Kuntz said, “First, let’s say this. Such young players are the last of their age group. You can see them participating in Europe in tournaments. And compare the world championships and their performance with their peers. “It’s very important to see how good they are. That’s it. That’s why these players are here. In the last few years, Turkey has been in these age groups. Keep teams under 19 and under 17 as strong as possible. Let them stay. That’s me. It was our strategy, “he said.

“I want to say something clear about Arda,” said Stefan Kuntz. Everyone has joint responsibility in such situations. Clubs, media, fans … everyone has a role to play. His teacher knows the situation in Arda best. He also says, “Protect Arda.” “So don’t push or force things. I think there are experienced people around Arda. Let him improve himself. Don’t rush at any particular point. Yes, he’s a great soccer player of the future. He certainly benefited, but developed some things in a natural way. Let’s do it, “he said.

“We have great guests”

Mr. Kuntz said he had watched more than 30 games and the team had watched more than 40 games, saying, “Who was the name that surprised you both positively and negatively with their performance?” He answered the question as follows:

“I won’t tell you who lost the performance. If you look at the players who aren’t on the team, you can get the answer to this question. We have a great and great goalkeeper. Invited to Team A Not just the players, but the goalkeepers of the Ümit national team are also great. Chaglar (Soyunchu) and Merih (Demiral) perform very well in defense. Ferdi (Kadioru) is injured. Therefore, there is a small problem with the position on the back left. Khan (Ayhan), Melt (Müldur) and Zeki (Chaglar) on the right side back all play. Ozan Kabak has the problem that he cannot play all the games. I have, but I’ve been playing regularly these days. Hakan (Chaglar) and Orkun (Kökçü) have good matches in both the league and the European Cup. Taylan (Antalyalı) is recovering in the rattling salai. Name. We invited him to the team. Dorukhan (Toköz) He has a good season. He is a name that gives him tactical flexibility. I also contacted his coach. Kerem (Aktürkoğlu) and Cengiz (Ünder) also performed well in the European Cup. Our player, Captain Brak Yurmatsu, was slightly injured but is looking forward to the match against Portugal. “

Meanwhile, a German coach who remembered having signed a three-year contract with the Turkish Football Federation said, “My biggest goal is EURO 2024 in Germany, but at this point whether he is imagining himself. The fieldside of the 2024 European Championship (EURO 2024) hosted by Germany. “I’m thinking about how to walk only when I’m in the field of Porto. If you don’t have enough patience in Turkey, like you said in Germany. You may not be able to take a walk. “