Galatasaray Coach Okan Buruk is making statements… Here are the highlights of Buruk’s statements:
“THE CHAMPIONSHIP COMES TO ME…”
Many years of infrastructure, A-Team, the successes I have had in the A-Team for many years… There are so many trophies. There are 7 championships in it, UEFA Cup, Super Cup. I became a football player who prepared for this environment with success. When you start your coaching career, you always have Galatasaray in mind. It was the right timing for this to happen to me. A new management has come, we are very matched as a head. Mr. Erden, our president, our board of directors consists of very valuable people. I always said, ‘I hope it happens at the right time’, it happened. It was a great pleasure for me. I was waiting, I didn’t know when it would happen.
“BEFORE THE CELEBRATION, IT WAS GOOD TO BEAT F. BAHÇE”
We dominated two matches against Fenerbahçe. There could have been many different scores. Beating Fenerbahçe before the celebration doubled the joy.
“WE BROKEN RECORDS AS A CAMIA”
We broke many records, the most impressive one was the 14-game winning streak, and 3 matches in the Turkish Cup. The series of 17 games in total was very impressive. We clearly broke records in terms of average points and wins. We didn’t try to break records, our goal was the championship. Records were broken when he won the matches in this target. As a coach, I and these football players may be named, but as a community, we broke this record.
“Sounds funny to me”
They used to say ‘Okan Buruk talks about the referees, Jorge Jesus doesn’t,’ but this later changed. He’s not a guy who’s seen much league. It is funny that a technical man who has never worked in any major league in Europe evaluates Turkey.
“WE WILL TALK ABOUT CONTRACT DETAILS”
I didn’t look at anything about the contract during negotiations last year. There is a 1-year option, our club used it. We will talk to our club about the details.
“WE WANT TO JOIN OUR STAFF AGAIN”
We will protect our staff as much as we can. We want to add loan players like Icardi and Rashica to our squad again. We want to finish the transfers for the European cups in a short time. We aim to form our squad until the qualifying matches. (Actors like Felix, Aubameyang, Tielemans are mentioned?) We want to get names that will contribute. We are thinking of transfers that will excite both players and the community.
“WE WANT TO EVALUATE MOHAMED”
Icardi returned to PSG, Gomis left the team, we want to evaluate Mostafa Mohamed in this process.
“I AM JOY FOR THE CHILDREN OF G.SARAY”
We had a hard time with Ali Yiğit. He dreamed of me being the head of the team by following the votes one by one in the Galatasaray elections. His relationship with the team and the way he added energy to the facility was very nice. The children of Cenk Ergün and Gomis were always at the facility. I am happy for my son at first, but I am happy for all Galatasaray children.