At the beginning of the season, GS was eliminated by the Swedish team Östersunds FK in UEFA Europa League. The manager of GS, Igor Tudor was highly criticised by the football press and GS fans. However, a winning streak shut the media up. As you can understand the media’s attitude, GS made a good start for Spor Toto Super League. After the winds have changed, the media raised its voice again. Derby-poor GS lost 1st position in the league when they were defeated by Yeni Malatyaspor on Sunday. An assumption hotly-debated lately has come true. Igor Tudor has been sacked.
2 weeks ago, my piece was about 2 different Besiktas. You can look at it here. This week Besiktas played against Osmanlispor. Simply, they were like a steamroller. They were strong at finishing. If you watch the goals, you can see how good they were. Ryan Babel was amazing and he showed his great performance with a hat-trick. The striker who Besiktas’s fans were expecting goals, Alvaro Negredo scored a goal. Finally, Cenk Tosun got on the stage, and BJK defeated Osmanlispor with 5-1.
Increasing form is continuing for Fenerbahce. They have a winning streak. They have been the side that picked up 3 points in the last 5 matches. On Monday, they defeated Karabukspor at home. Even though Fenerbahce have been successful lately, the manager Aykut Kocaman’s squad preferences is being criticised. The French experienced player Mathieu Valbuena has been on the bench for a while. However, he was substituted on and showed great performance. He assisted Mehmet Topal and scored a great goal. In weeks to come, I don’t know whether FB will keep this performance up.
Some of the public believe that Basaksehir is a team of the municipality, so they are supported by the government and the state. When this is the case, Basaksehir’s success in the league isn’t natural because Basaksehir were not good enough in UEFA Europa League. As for my opinion, I like Basaksehir’s football and their squad planning. They are well-organized on the pitch. By the moment, they are in the first position of the league.
MY PİECE’S PURPOSE
I have written this piece because if you follow me from the beginning, you can understand Turkey’s situation, Turkish football, trend topics in Turkish football and the public’s opinions. I believe that if you try to comprehend a football league, you should know the culture of that country. That’s why I am trying to tell Turkish Football League with the public’s thought.