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Mathieu Valbuena: “Fenerbahçe fans are the best in the world”

French footballer Mathieu Valbuena, who wore the Fenerbahçe jersey between 2017 and 2019, broke his silence after years.

The 39-year-old player, who continues his career with the Cypriot representative Apollon Limassol, made exclusive statements to FANATİK. Valbuena used noteworthy words about , , and his days at in the interview.

, who endeared himself to the hearts of the fans during his 2 seasons at Fenerbahçe, broke his silence after years. Speaking to Emre Günayı from FANATİK, the French footballer used remarkable words about his days in the yellow-navy team. Valbuena also made confessions about Aziz Yıldırım and Ali Koç.

Fenerbahçe record

Mathieu Valbuena, who transferred to Fenerbahçe in 2017, headed to Olympiacos after his 2 years with the Yellow-Navies. The experienced player, who spent 4 years with the Greek team, transferred to the Cypriot representative Apollon Limassol at the beginning of the season. Mathieu Valbuena played a total of 71 official matches during his 2 seasons with Fenerbahçe. The French footballer managed to score 12 goals in these matches and provided 24 assists to his teammates.

Valbuena's interview

Former Fenerbahçe star Mathieu Valbuena answered Emre Günayı's questions from FANATİK.

What would you like to say about Fenerbahçe?

“First of all, I can say that I was very happy at Fenerbahçe. Because I knew very well that the fans loved me at that time. There was a magnificent stadium and an incredible fan community.”

Would you like to be involved with Fenerbahçe when you retire from football?

“At the moment, I can't exactly say whether I can work at Fenerbahçe. I love football and want to continue playing as long as I can. At the same time, I think I am in good shape for football. We will see what the future holds together…”

What would you like to say about Fenerbahçe fans?

“If I have to say something about Fenerbahçe fans, I thank them for the magnificent support they gave. In my opinion, Fenerbahçe fans are the best in Europe and even in the world. I really think so. From the first day I came to Turkey until my last day, they were always behind me and always supported me. This was very valuable to me, and it was truly a magnificent feeling.”

Do you follow Fenerbahçe's matches?

“I always try to follow Fenerbahçe matches. Also, I have many friends there.”

Ali Koç and Aziz Yıldırım

You had the opportunity to work with two presidents. What would you like to say about Aziz Yıldırım and Ali Koç?

“I know both Ali Koç and Aziz Yıldırım very well. In my opinion, Ali Koç is a much better president. Because I could only work with Aziz Yıldırım for a year. Of course, I also like Aziz Yıldırım, but Ali Koç holds a different place. When Ali Koç became the president of Fenerbahçe, there were a lot of difficulties and many events took place. I had the opportunity to meet Ali Koç twice outside during those times. Those moments were very valuable to me.”

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