Surprise name for center-back from İsmail Kartal

Fenerbahçe's coach, İsmail Kartal, is expected to assign a surprise player alongside Jayden Oosterwolde in the center-back position against Ludogorets, due to the injuries of Becao, Djiku, Serdar Aziz, Samet not being on the UEFA list.

Fenerbahçe will travel to Bulgaria today by a private plane for the UEFA Conference League match against Ludogorets tomorrow. Rodrigo Becao, Serdar Aziz, Alexander Djiku, Fred, Joshua King, and Mert Hakan Yandaş, who are receiving treatment due to injuries, as well as Samet Akaydın, Bartuğ Elmaz, and Mert Müldür, whose names are not on the UEFA list, will not be in the match squad. These players will remain in Istanbul and follow the treatment or training program arranged for them.

According to Hürriyet Newspaper's report, with 8 players unavailable for various reasons, the coach İsmail Kartal will include 4 young players from the academy in the squad for the Ludogorets match.

Young players in the squad

The positions and ages of the young players who will be in the A team squad at Ludogorets away are as follows: Muhammet Doğukan Demir (Goalkeeper – 17), Muhammet İmre (Defensive Midfielder – 18), Efekan Karayazı (Midfield – 18), (Center-back – 17).

It's anticipated that Coach İsmail Kartal will play Jayden Oosterwolde and Yusuf Akçiçek in this position against Ludogorets due to the injuries of the first-team center-backs, Becao, Djiku, Serdar Aziz, and Samet not being on the UEFA list.

It's been reported that Kartal has been particularly focused on Yusuf during training and is satisfied with the young player's performance, and at the moment, he's determined to include him in the starting 11.

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