Fenerbahce’s legend, Karagümrük’s technical boss, spoke to Vulcan Demirel Fanatic. “After 18 years of defending the fort in Fenerbahce, I moved to coaching. Thank you, Ersun Yanal and then Errol Bulut have given me a lot of support. They taught me that I needed to learn. “I feel ready to coach. The goalkeepers are always watching the game from behind. Ben. I’ve been doing this for years. Maybe I didn’t pay attention to them then but now when I look like them I can see some things more easily. A film strip. I can be very successful or very unsuccessful, but I have traveled this way, “he said.
‘I always had a goal’
Fortress in Fenerbahce for 18 years, then coaching for 2 years … Thanks to my teacher Ersun Yanal, then my teacher Errol Bulut gave me a lot of support. They taught me what I needed to learn about this and when I put it into my own thinking, I felt ready. Then there was the intermission of a broadcaster, you know, I started commenting. I think I’m expressing myself rather than commenting. Later, when our President Suleiman Hurma gave me such an opportunity, I wanted to evaluate it. I knew I was ready, my goal was already there.
‘Entering your subconscious’
Goalkeepers always watch the game from behind, they can watch the game from behind. I have done this for many years. You don’t know if I knew. But somehow it is fixed in your subconscious, where it will come from, what option might come out better … maybe I didn’t think about it then, but now when I look back, I can see some things more easily when I Look at them like a movie strip. I have observed this from the side of the field in Fenerbahçe for 1-2 years.
‘I Do What I Think’
I believe that I have been observing this for a total of 20 years behind the scenes and from the field. I am really confident that I can do whatever I want. I am currently the head of the coaching department, but I want and want to make a very good contribution to Turkish football. I may be very successful or very unsuccessful, but I have traveled this way.
‘My decision on the highway was a turning point’
Everyone has a turning point in life. When I was playing at Kartalspore, they wanted me from different clubs. One day, my manager Erdinç Martyr said that Gençlerbirliği wants me. At that time, I was traveling from Kartal to Findikzad in a minibus wearing a blue hat. My phone rang while I was sitting in the back of the van. I was excited when Ilhan Kavkav said – God have mercy on him – when I picked up the phone. I got out of the car. ‘We want you,’ he said. I said, ‘All right, sir, as you see fit.’ In the evening, Erdogan’s brother called and said, ‘We’re going to see Fenerbahce tomorrow, come back at 9 o’clock.’
‘If I go to Gençlerbirliği …’
The meeting lasted till 6 pm. On his way to meet with the Cartelspor officials, Brother Erdins was on his way to Atashehir. But your brother Rustu is in Fenerbahce, you will wait behind him, ‘he said. I had a turning point. ‘Brother, I’m from Fenerbahce. Rustu Abi is Turkey’s best goalkeeper. Let’s go there. I will also learn from him. When the time comes, I will defend the fort in Fenerbahce, ‘I said. Decided there, next to the highway. Maybe if I had gone to Gençlerbirliği, there would have been no such progress. “
‘One day I will protect this fortress’
I am a person who grew up in a Fenerbahce family and adopted Fenerbahce. I adopted Fenerbahce when Fenerbahce was a legendary name. I watched my first match with my uncle. As I get older I start to walk on my own. In one of the matches in Kayseri, I was able to get out of the field as the door was closed due to heavy rain. Until then, the question of goalkeeping did not arise. For some reason I went in front of a fort that day. I said, ‘I will protect this fort one day.’
‘Prisoners lack our only state’
I’m really happy, proud and happy to be in prison. Why am I joking? Because we have a very beautiful environment. We are a small but very large team with both our football players, our technical team, our president and our vice president, Serkan Hurma. We lack. What? If we have a stadium, whether it is Fatih or not, it will add a lot of color to us in close circles. Our president is discussing this, but in the situation in Istanbul, it is very difficult to build this stadium somewhere. Of course, we do the necessary interventions or lectures where necessary. There is more time to finish the league, we also have a mathematical goal. Hopefully, if we go to Europe, it will be a big success for us. But if we can’t go, we’ll try to finish the league from the top.
I have seen 3-4 players like Emre Moore.
When I first came to Karagumru, we had a meeting with 4-5 people. Emre More is one of them. I said how much power it has. When we see Emre, he occasionally raises his hand, gets angry, scolds, but Emre’s rebuke is not to you, me, the coach or the fans. Emer fights with himself. I tried to tell him not to argue. I have worked for the Fenerbahçe team for 20 years, I have seen 3-4 football players have such a good relationship with the ball. He is only 24-25 years old. He will be able to serve the national team for many years.
‘We should not compete with goalkeepers’
Altay, Uğurcan, fanrfan Can, Ersin, Kayserispor have Bilal. In fact, when we look at it, I have a lot of goalkeeping friends. We should be very happy in this moment. They have to compete within themselves, but we must not compete with them from the outside. However, the technical staff of the national team put him on the field that is good in the current situation. There are some very bad goals that I have to admit. One, we had a friendly match against Italy. Later I got into the game. At that time it was ‘Cordoba Degg’. When I wanted to do it, I sent it to the opponent, the opponent scored a goal. The other. I can say that Nonda scored because we came out and clashed with Edu, whom Sabri had inflated, with Galatasaray at Sami Ye N.A. I was upset when I missed the ball from under my feet while playing Schalke in the third match. “
‘I have spoken to Besiktas and Galatasar.’
I always say that I am a fan of Fenerbahce, but of course, professionally there may be other clubs in my football life. Before moving to Fenerbahce, I met Besiktas and Galatasaray with Mehmet Cancun.