Aras Özbiliz gives his first Beşiktaş interview

Updated: January 23, 2016

Today Beşiktaş officially announced that they have reached an agreement with Spartak Moscow for the transfer of Aras Özbiliz for a fee of € 1.3 million. Later today the Armenian winger talked with the club’s channel, BJK TV. Here is what he had to say during his first interview as a Beşiktaş player:

“I’m very happy that I came here. I was nervous at first, but luckily everything went well.

There have been meetings with my manager for a long time, since last season. The transfer happened this season.

There are some very big players at Beşiktaş. Senol Gunes is a coach of a very high level as well. Very good football is being played at the moment. That’s why I’m very happy.

I started playing in the youth academy of Ajax when I was 7 and I stayed at the club for 15 years. I got all the way to the first team from the youth academy. I made the decision to go to Russia from there.

I’ve heard a lot of very good things about Beşiktaş from my dad. He has told me that the Beşiktaş fans are the most reliable, faithful and enthusiastic.

I have learned a lot of things from my coaches since I was a youth academy player, especially on the subject of not losing and learning the value of the ball. I’m now at a age at which you could call me experienced.

I have had some very difficult injuries, but luckily I’m good now. I have been away from football for a long time. I have good times ahead of me though.

My statistics at Kuban Krasnodar were very good. I had a more free role at Kuban, I was being trusted. That is very important for a player.

I have been welcomed warmly on social media. I hope to get a close relationship with the Beşiktaş fans. I will give everything I have.

I was very young when I left Istanbul. I was 1.5 years old when I left, but I have family living here. The last time I was here was last summer.

As a left-footed player I feel more comfortable at the right wing, but I love playing behind the striker as well.

I hope we will play in the Champions League next season and become champions this season as well.”




Yusuf Paklaci

Editor at Beşiktaş International
Living in the province of Utrecht, The Netherlands, where I was born and raised. Student Fiscal Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Have been a Beşiktaş fan for many years. Editor at Beşiktaş International since 2015.
Yusuf Paklaci