Beşiktaş players’ international performances.

Updated: October 15, 2014

A total of 15 Beşiktaş players were called up to represent their nation for this international break:

Turkey: Tolga Zengin, Ersan Gülüm, Ismail Köybaşı, Oğuzhan Özyakup, Gökhan Töre, Olcay Şahan, Mustafa Pektemek

Turkey A2: Kerim Frei, Cenk Tosun, Atınç Nukan

Colombia: Pedro Franco

Senegal: Demba Ba

Czech Republic: Tomas Sivok

Austria: Veli Kavlak

Canada: Atiba Hutchinson

Mustafa Pektemek was taken out of his national team’s roster due to injury and Atiba Hutchinson was excused from the Canadian National Team at his own request. Veli Kavlak was also taken out of Austria’s roster later on.

The players’ performances:

Tolga Zengin: Tolga started in goal for Turkey in the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Czech Republic, but he was dropped for Volkan Babacan in the match against Latvia. Tolga conceded 2 goals against the Czech Republic in a 2-1 loss.

Ersan Gülüm: Ersan didn’t feature against both the Czech Republic and Latvia. Mehmet Topal was prefered at center back over Ersan by Terim.

Ismail Köybaşı: Ismail didn’t play in both the Czech Republic and Latvia matches. Caner Erkin played at left back for both of the matches.

Oğuzhan Özyakup: Oğuzhan came on as a sub against the Czech Republic and started against Latvia. Oğuzhan came on for Selçuk Inan in the 78th minute against the Czech Republic, saw a yellow card and didn’t contribute to the team statistically. Oğuzhan was placed in the starting lineup by Fatih Terim for the match against Latvia, but he couldn’t complete the match due to an injury as he was brought off for Bilal Kısa in the 40th minute.

Gökhan Töre: Even though the media brought Gökhan’s spirit down before the Czech Republic match due to the gun incident, Fatih Terim protected Gökhan in his press conference and played him against both the Czech Republic and Latvia. He played for 68 minutes in the Czech Republic match and 70 minutes against Latvia before coming off for Olcan Adın in the Czech Republic match and Hamit Altıntop in the Latvia match. He couldn’t score or assist a goal in both matches. However, he was a constant threat down the wing in both of the matches. Gökhan saw a yellow card in the 53rd minute against Latvia due to his complaints to the referee after a penalty was rewarded to Latvia.

Olcay Şahan: Olcay was in the starting lineup for both the Czech Republic and Latvia matches. he was featured for 66 minutes before coming off for Muhammet Demir against the Czech Republic and he played for 59 minutes against Latvia before coming off for Adem Büyük. Olcay couldn’t record a goal or an assist.

Kerim Frei: Kerim started in the International Challenge Trophy 3rd group match against England C. He played only for the first half before getting subbed off at the beginning of the 2nd half and he couldn’t contribute to the team statistically.

Cenk Tosun: Cenk started and played all of the 90 minutes against England C, but he couldn’t pick up a goal or an assist.

Atınç Nukan: Atınç wasn’t featured at all against England C.

Pedro Franco: Pedro started in a friendly against El Salvador and this was his first ever cap for Colombia. He played for 60 minutes without a goal or assist and he was shown a yellow card in the 26th minute. Pedro wasn’t featured in Colombia’s second friendly against Canadia.

Demba Ba: Ba was out for his national team’s first 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier due to injury, but he played in the second one against Tunisia. He came on in the 81st minute for Papiss Cisse, but couldn’t get a goal or an assist as his team ended up losing 1-0 due to a last minute goal.

Tomas Sivok: Sivok started in both the Euro 2016 qualifers against Turkey and Kazakhstan. Sivok scored a header from a corner kick against Turkey in the 16th minute and his team was able to pull off a 2-1 win. Sivok didn’t celebrate his goal against Turkey. On the other hand, Sivok couldn’t contribute to his team statistically in the Kazakhstan match and had to come off in the 81st minute due to a slight injury, but he looked fine when coming off.


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