Statement from Fenerbahçe Coach İsmail Kartal after Beşiktaş derby


Referring to the performance of his players, Kartal said, “Novak scored 1 goal, caused 2 penalties. I talked to him and we played out of necessity. He also did his best. Gustavo played well and so did Tisserand. Only under this pressure, with this hardness, we could do better. It’s too long. “We played ball. Everyone did their best in terms of struggle,” he said.


Talking about the substitutions and Serdar Dursun’s performance, İsmail Kartal said, “I was going to take Serdar Dursun from the game earlier today. He couldn’t make the connections I wanted, he couldn’t stay standing because he couldn’t. Actually, I expected him to do it because Serdar Dursun is a very important player in our transition game there. I warned you at halftime. I said let’s play our own football. I said we will win or lose. We started doing this a little after 55, this time we could have been more effective if Serdar Dursun had come from the 2nd region to the 3rd and established the connections. Sometimes the performances of the players are out of your control. You can’t. Sometimes. We made the moves, I always waited, I could have done it before. Serdar had credit for what he did until today,” he said.

“There are question marks in increasing the speed of the ball”

Making a statement about the team’s shortcomings, Kartal said, “The absence of Crespo, the absence of other players, I wish we had them. We have unlucky injuries. These are not muscle injuries, they are a normal collision in the game. There have always been such bad luck. If we had the healthy players we wanted until today, we could play with them. “The players who replaced them are our players. Gustavo played very well in our opinion. There are question marks whether we are more complete in increasing the speed of the ball we want in passing traffic. This team has moved from one system to another. Gustavo has just started playing, they may be in the transition period,” he said.

Spectacular choreography in Beşiktaş stands

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