Aras Özbiliz gives his first Beşiktaş interview

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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.”

Source: bjk.com.tr

 

 

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