“We have the first option for Talisca and Caner”

Updated: September 17, 2016

Beşiktaş board member and general secretary Ahmet Ürkmezgil spoke to Radyospor. He evaluated the 1-1 draw against Benfica on matchday one of Champions League Group B, while he also talked about Talisca’s situation with Benfica. Here is what he had to say:

“We deserved the win”

“We definitely deserved the win. We were the better side and our penalty wasn’t given. We only gave away one chance and that was because of individual mistakes. We watched the Beşiktaş we all missed, a Beşiktaş that deserved to win.”

“Publishing Talisca’s contract was a very primitive thing”

“There is no reason why we can’t go through as the number 1. Like our president said before, this is a balanced group. We got the point we wanted here. The things that happened to and were done to Talisca only happen in underdeveloped countries. A clause that he can’t play against his former club is nonsense. If a player isn’t banned or injured he should play against every team. Publishing Talisca’s contract was a very primitive thing to do. If Talisca made these statements that was very unnecessary too. You scored your goal Talisca…”

“We can get Talisca and Caner before others”

“We got an option for both Talisca and Caner. This is why we get options like these. We evaluate if a player fits in the team. We can get both Talisca and Caner before other clubs.”

Source: Ajansspor


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