with videoBurak Yilmaz (37) has left his mark in his first match for Fortuna Sittard. Although the Limburgers with 2-3 lost to Ajax the Turkish superstar shot a wonderful free kick behind goalkeeper Remko Pasveer.

    A loud cheer came from the stands in Sittard when Yilmaz made his appearance for Fortuna Sittard after 66 minutes. “I had the idea that people had been waiting for this”, said Fortuna coach Sjors Ultee with a smile for the cameras of ESPN.

    Ultee said in advance that Yilmaz could play for fifteen minutes, but the Turkish striker played for half an hour: ,,We knew that Burak could play longer, but sometimes you shouldn’t tell the outside world what can happen. He is a very big player, a nice guy in the group, he wants to help everyone, and with his goal he shows how many qualities he still has. I think if Burak shoots him like that, we won’t hear anyone complaining. Then everyone is fine with taking them.”

    Mats Seuntjens, who normally took the free kicks, acknowledged that: ,,Did you see that goal?”, he said with a laugh. makes sense. He’s a laid-back guy, he wants to help and is here to show his thing. You can see that today.”


    Paul Gladon, who started as a striker and scored the first goal of the season, thinks he can play well together with Yilmaz: ,,I think we can be a dangerous duo. He shoots this one fantastic, great that he made his first. We’ll see how it goes.”

    They also showed respect for Yilmaz at opponent Ajax. Davy Klaassen: ,,Good player, I think they should be very happy that he is playing here. A fine piece of work to bring him here,” said the midfielder. Coach Alfred Schreuder agreed: “It is wonderful that such a player comes to play in the Netherlands. That is great for the environment and also for the competition. We can all be happy that such a player is coming to play in the Netherlands.”

    Remko Pasveer was logically disappointed that he received a goal from Yilmaz: ,,You know that it is a quality of his. It shoots it in well, but I was bummed that it went in. We have to make sure we don’t get a violation.”

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