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İsmail Kartal: “Our winning energy was high from start to finish”

Fenerbahçe's head coach, İsmail Kartal, commented after the victory against Istanbulspor.

Fenerbahçe’s head coach, İsmail Kartal, commented after the victory against Istanbulspor, saying, “Our energy to win was high from the beginning to the end of the match. The path to victory goes through scoring goals. That’s why we are trying to increase our attacking options.”

Fenerbahçe defeated Istanbulspor 5-1 in the 19th week of the Super Lig, with Cengiz Ünder scoring four goals.

After the match, Fenerbahçe’s head coach İsmail Kartal made statements about the game.

İsmail Kartal: “Our energy was high from start to finish”

In his match analysis, İsmail Kartal stated, “We started the match well. Before Cengiz’s goal, there were 1-2 more clear chances. We couldn’t convert them into goals. Our energy to win was high from the beginning to the end of the match. We could have played a bit more controlled. As we missed chances, we said, ‘Let’s score immediately,’ and the game turned into an exchange. Normally, we don’t give away this many opportunities. We will analyze this match, discuss it with our players. In the end, we won 5-1 and got the 3 points.”

The experienced head coach continued his words, saying, “The way to win is through scoring goals. That’s why we are trying to increase our attacking options. Today, we added 2 new options. This will continue until the end of the season.”

İsmail Kartal’s press conference

Fenerbahçe Head Coach İsmail Kartal stated, “It was an enjoyable match to watch. We could have won more convincingly. We missed clear chances. We came here to secure 3 points. I congratulate my players,” while also talking about the championship.

In the 19th week of the Super Lig, Fenerbahçe defeated Istanbulspor 5-1 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium. In the press conference held after the match, Fenerbahçe Head Coach İsmail Kartal made statements.

Expressing that it was an enjoyable match to watch, İsmail Kartal said, “Today, we came here to win. After all, we are playing for the championship. Our players executed all the organizations we prepared during the week. We did something incomplete. Because we wanted to compensate for the missed goals immediately, the game sometimes turned back and forth. We gave opportunities to the opponent. Normally, we didn’t give away this many chances to the opponent. Istanbulspor deserves congratulations. It was an enjoyable match to watch. We could have won more convincingly. We missed clear chances. We came here to secure 3 points. I congratulate my players.”

“Crucial for Cengiz”

Evaluating Cengiz Ünder’s 4-goal performance, İsmail Kartal said, “Cengiz scoring 4 goals today was crucial for him. I believe that with the goals he scored today, his self-confidence will surpass. I think he will enter more confident matches from now on. There is also İrfan and Emre Mor. They are all trying to do their best. We will evaluate each of them game by game.”

“We go out to win every match”

Stating that they go out to win every match, Kartal said, “We are a team playing for the championship. A team playing for the championship needs to score goals and win. We go out to win every match. As a head coach, I need to put forth a strong game. We are working hard in this direction. Our players respond to these efforts. They are all upset about not doing more. This also makes me very happy.”

“We are currently the leaders, and the advantage is ours”

Asserting that they have the advantage in the championship race, İsmail Kartal said, “I don’t agree that the advantage was seized after the match that ended in a draw in the derbies. We are currently the leaders, and the advantage is ours. I believe it can go until the end of the league. The team that has squad depth, is well-prepared, has few injuries, prepares for matches without losing, and holds the situation and position until the end of the season will be the champion at the end of the season,” concluding his words.

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