Team analysis



Turkey Under-19 squad
1Onurcan Piri28/09/1994Goalkeeper909090 Giresunspor (TUR)
2Serdar Yazıcı25/04/1994Defender62*90 Eskişehirspor (TUR)
3İlkay Durmuş 01/05/1994Defender9090 Gençlerbirliği SK (TUR)
4Hakan Çinemre13/02/1994Defender9090 Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
5Ahmet Çalık26/02/1994Defender9077*90 Gençlerbirliği SK (TUR)
6Salih Uçan06/01/1994Midfield909090 Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
7Cenk Şahin22/09/1994Midfield909082*1 İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)
8Okay Yokuşlu09/03/1994Midfield9090 Kayserispor (TUR)
9İbrahim Yılmaz06/02/1994Forward90901 İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)
10Recep Niyaz02/08/1995Midfield34+90902 Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
11Okan Aydın08/05/1994Midfield46*28+59* Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
12Cantuğ Temel10/06/1994Goalkeeper Orduspor (TUR)
13İsmail Güven16/04/1994Midfield8+ 8+ Konyaspor (TUR)
14Süheyl Çetin22/06/1995Defender90 Bursaspor (TUR)
15Ozan Tufan23/03/1995Defender909090 Bursaspor (TUR)
16Okan Deniz20/05/1994Forward44+13+84*2 Bursaspor (TUR)
17Ibrahim Coşkun03/03/1995Midfield82* 31+ AJ Auxerre (FRA)
18Sinan Bakış22/04/1994Forward56* 6+ Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Okan Buruk
In the first game we didn't play well against Serbia and had three players suspended; against France we were a little bit better. We did some very good things on the pitch in that match and losing when you play like we did upsets me even more.  I said to the players that we should end the tournament with a victory. I thanked them afterwards for their efforts. We had faith in this team and want to take some players up to the Under-21s. In general, the tournament conditions were very good. We would like to thank the local federation and UEFA for the organisation. It was a very good tournament.

Turkey team analysis

Turkey team analysis

• Basic formation 4-2-3-1, transforming into traditional 4-3-3 in attack and 4-5-1 in defence

• Well organised in defence at set pieces

• Midfield pressing

• Good resources in attack, with up to five players in the front line

• Width of the pitch used well with wingers attacking the goal, especially on the right

• Effective use of full-backs, especially the right-back Serdar Yazıcı (No2)

• Defence-splitting passes by Yokuslu Okay (No8)

• Emphasis on fast combinations with Recep Niyaz (No10) the leader and attacking catalyst

• Sharp striker in Okan Deniz (No16)

• Mental strength