Hakan Calhanor and Umut Bozok answered press questions before the first training session in Konya, where the Turkish national team is preparing for a match against Italy.
Recalling that they played with a team like Portugal, Hakan Calhanor continued:
“I wanted to go to the World Cup, but I couldn’t. I’m sorry. I couldn’t start the match as I expected. But the performance in the second half was a reaction. I played well. I participated in the game well. I had a chance, but I couldn’t take advantage of it. I will focus on 2024 from today. I will start today. “Of course, I have to do it with my teacher. There are many things that need to be improved, so you need to work hard. As you can see, I played Triple Defense for the first time. Frankly, I’m very happy with this system. In general, everyone is currently playing triple defense. Why shouldn’t we play too? There are also enough players in this system. Hopefully, starting today, we’ll focus on new games. “
Hakan Calhanor answered a question about Burak Yılmaz, who left the national team:
“I’ve been sharing the national team jersey with Brother Brak for years. I’ve been here since 2013. I love Brother Brak. No one knows his sadness. He was very upset after the match. He took responsibility. It’s not an easy responsibility. Of course it would have been nice if he had scored, but he didn’t. This may be true for all of us. I might have missed it. The Brak brothers missed it for the first time. It was something no one expected. health. He has been sweating for this jersey for years. He served us and always took care of us. He loved us, respected us, and found no mistakes in us. He always wanted to be with us. Thanks to Burak Abiye. Of course, I’m really sorry he left us. “
Regarding the special match between Italy and Italy two days later, Hakan Calhanor said, “My goal was to play against Italy in the final. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. I was very upset when my teammates called me. It’s more difficult for them. They played against Macedonia. They couldn’t pass the tour. They couldn’t play the World Cup again. Start today. I want to beat Italy. The weather in Corna was always good. Here. I have a lot of memories. We played against France, the Netherlands and Iceland and always won. The atmosphere of Konya is always nice. We will continue to work on the new systems we have shown so far and of course want to beat Italy.‘He evaluated.
“Unfortunately that didn’t happen”
Umt Bozok, who attended the press conference, said he wanted to beat Portugal, but was disappointed that he couldn’t achieve it.
“I wanted to win. As we all know, Portugal is a very talented country and has quality players. Of course it was very difficult for us, especially in the first 15 minutes. I had a hard time, but then I returned to myself. I played very well. I played perfectly in the second half, but unfortunately it didn’t happen. health. Hopefully we can take part in the European Championship at its best. “
The national team emphasized that it is very harmonious in itself, “Of course, the atmosphere in the team is very good. We have very talented and high quality young players. I want to go to the European Championship.So we have to work hard.. Why not? We are a very quality team with teachers. Our work will continue in this direction. “
Asked about leaving Brak Yurmatsu’s national team, Umut said, “I used to watch Brak’s brother on TV. He’s a great step forward and an example for all of us. He has scored at least 250-300 goals in his career. He put an end to his national career, we are very sad. Of course, we want to score as many goals as he does. It was very sad that you left after the match. Like him, I hope we can contribute to our national team with the goals we score, “he replied.