so many years Turkish Soccer_________________________________
After long years looking
at the situation before the game, to be
shown favourite against world football leader England and
to see them worried was a big excitement and nice feeling
for those who lived with this for last 20-25 years.
Game with England the result and players performance was another
expectation fot those debating us being worlds third
team without playing with any European team.
Before the game baring above factors in mind England made
strategic plans to control the game. The Turkish National
Team settled everything at the beginning by stating that we
are a good team made of quality players and this brave start
and skill was shown during the first half hour of the game.
However after seeing field tactic and individual organisation
at 8 minutes before the end of first half gave us signals
of the game and will result under different conditions.
This was a proof that English team will start the second half
by applying high pressure. This will force us to use high
balls to get out of our half field and be advantage for England
due to the fact our players are not able to gain these balls
backs turned towards the position and this would cause the
English defense to win these balls and condemn the Turkish
National Team. However this idea could have changed in our
favor due to although they had good players to send the side
high balls, both centre forwards having the same style and
being neak for these side balls was our big advantage.
As a matter of fact, almost one month ago playing the same
style England played against Australian National Team in England
using the same tactic and Australian team beat England 3-1.
Although this advantage of the score we used this tactic at
the last 10 minutes however this was not enough for such experience
team as England.
Naturally when we look back to our preparation match before
the England Turkey-Ukraine, instead wished played with a team
having the same qualification and same style comes to our