LAST MINUTE: Batshuayi statement by Sergen Yalçın

Beşiktaş coach Sergen Yalçın, who started the season with 3 points by beating Çaykur Rizespor 3-0 in the Super League opener, made statements at the press conference held after the match. Sergen Yalçın, who started his speech by drawing attention to the importance of the 3 points, said: “It was very important to win today. The score was more important than the game. Because we are still in the preparation phase. We see the break between the first 3 weeks and the national match as a period of preparation. There are players who join late and join late. We prepare ourselves. There are players who will join the team. They will also have an arrival and preparation process. Of course, there is a complex environment. I think we’ll put this back together after a while. I’m happy with the game and the score. It was the first game of the season and it was difficult. It was great to meet the fans. We haven’t seen our fans for a long time. A good start to the season, I hope the rest will be good. We try to continue where we left off. We have an understanding of the game, we are trying to establish it. Even if the players change, we don’t want to change the game. We are not very ready physically, but I think we will be ready in 1 month. When you look at last year’s squad, Kenan and Salih were different names today. They were key players in their team. It is better for us to have a wide range of alternatives. Everyone knows the troubles of the end of last season. Hopefully we will play more than 50 Champions League and Turkish League games this year, “he said.


Saying that they are trying to take into account the economic situation of the club in transfers, Sergen Yalçın said: “We try to make the right transfers as much as we can, without putting our club in financial difficulty. This is why this process takes so long. We are late but it is not our will. It is very difficult to have European players, to have the right players. We had 3-4 alternatives, but we had problems. Batshuayi will be here next week, hopefully. We have the players we want, we pay well and we will play in the Champions League. This situation strengthens our hand, ”he said. Speaking about Alex Teixeira’s place in the game system, Yalçın said, “We use our own game system, we don’t set up a player-based system. Our home game is very clear. Alex is a very talented player and can follow any system of play. He is also in good physical condition. I guess we’ll be recruiting next week. We will act according to his physical condition. We want to bring him to the team without any problem. After all, he didn’t play a game for 6-7 months, ”he said.


Sergen Yalçın, who added that he didn’t want to talk too much about the game because the team wasn’t ready yet, said: “I don’t want to talk too much about gameplay. We played 3 friendlies, and today we played the first game of the season. If we climb a little more physically, the game will rise higher when the tempo increases. In general, we put the rear too much forward. Our front players are also very efficient. N’Koudou, Larin, Ghezzal, Gökhan Töre are very fast players. Frankly, we need a little more time. I think we will be in a much better position at the end of this period. Maybe we are thinking of a friendly between the national game, “he said. Speaking of Mert Günok, with whom the management has reached an agreement and who is expected to be announced in the next few days, Yalçın said: “Mert is a very important goalkeeper. He also played in the Champions League last season. He’s one of our favorite players. Being Turkish is very important, we wouldn’t have bought him if he was a foreigner.” As for who to play, we play with everyone. Anyone can play with us. Whoever is fit, who can follow the game we want, plays. What matters to me is not who plays, but what the player does on the pitch. They all know exactly what we want. We can lose every now and then, that’s the nature of football. We became champions last season, but lost 8 matches, ”he said.


Stating that he expects a lot from Salih Uçan, one of the new signings, Yalçın said, “We have a slightly different understanding of the game. It may take Salih a while to get used to it. What we want from him is different. We want him to advance like Atiba, to score goals and to play at a fast pace according to his physical strength. He has trained well since the start of the season. He will get used to it over time. We have to give the players time. Now this game has become a very difficult game. Players have running distances approaching 11.12 km. We have a lot of players to play in this region. Using the phrases “There are injuries, suspensions, we will play the ones who are ready”, regarding the fans, “Our fans called me from within and I left. We go out whenever our fans call. Our dialogue with them is very different. They played a huge role in my coming here, they are still our crown jewels, “he concluded.

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