The 2021 European Championship begins in two days: the first itinerant, the first in the course of a global pandemic, the first to have been postponed to the following year. It will be a special event, more unpredictable and difficult to predict than ever. Six groups of four teams, let’s discover them in the special of Tuttomercatoweb.com 48 hours before the start of the European Championship.
The national team Turkish tradition has it that defense was almost optional. The trend has now changed: Gunes has armored the rearguard and the national team is full of talent. In every department. With Cakir he has a goalkeeper sought by the big players, he has protagonists who play starters in the big players in Europe or are the first backups. He has a 9, Yilmaz, who dragged Lille to victory in Ligue 1, then a 10 like Calhanoglu and an iron rearguard. Kabak, of Liverpool, is potentially the first deluxe alternative. Eye. They don’t make it to the European Championship as extras.
Goalkeepers: Altay Bayindir (Fenerbahce), Fehmi Mert Gunok (Medipol Basaksehir), Ugurcan Cakir (Trabzonspor).
Defenders: Mehmet Zeki Celik (Lille), Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester), Kaan Ayhan (Sassuolo), Merih Demiral (Juventus), Mert Muldur (Sassuolo), Ozan Muhammed Kabak (Liverpool), Rıdvan Yılmaz (Besiktas), Cengiz Umut Meraş (Le Havre).
Midfielders: Yusuf Yazici (Lille), Dorukhan Toköz (Besiktas), İrfan Can Kahveci (Fenerbahce), Okay Yokuslu (WBA), Orkun Kökçü (Feyenoord), Ozan Tufan (Fenerbahce), Taylan Antalya (Galatasaray), Hakan Calhanoglu (Milan).
Forwards: Burak Yilmaz (Lille), Cengiz Ünder (Leicester), Enes Unal (Getafe), Efecan Karaca (Alanyaspor), Abdulkadir Omur (Trabzonspor), Muhammed Kerem Aktürkoğlu (Galatasaray), Halil İbrahim Dervisoglu (Galatasaray), Kenan Karaman (Fortuna Dusseldorf) ).
The CT Senol Gunes – An icon of Trabzonspor as a footballer, as a coach, he toured and won with many greats from Turkey. He has already been in the national team from 2000 to 2004, between the surprise of the 2002 World Cup and the failure to qualify for the next European Championship. Former goalkeeper, his Turkey will be a good thing to crack: he plays compactly, he is fast, he has a physical center forward and has now found an unexpected solidity behind.
The probable formation (4-2-3-1): Cakir; Meras, Soyuncu, Demiral, Celik; Yokuslu, Tufan; Karaman, Calhanoglu, Yazici; Yilmaz.
The star – Burak Yilmaz
The revelation – Abdulkadir Omur