Salih Özcan: I hope Messi will lift the trophy

Playing in Borussia Dortmund, one of the German Bundesliga teams, Salih Özcan said that he was sorry for not being able to take part in the World Cup with the Turkish National Team and said, “Our goal is to participate in the European Championship in 2024. I think the national team spirit is good, most of the players play in big clubs. Hopefully we’ll be there,” he said.

Salih Özcan, one of the successful players of the National Football Team and Borussia Dortmund, spoke to İhlas News Agency (İHA). Salih started his speech by conveying his views on the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar, “There were very good matches. Favorite teams were also eliminated. I think it will be a good world championship. Morocco has been a very good team for me.”


“I hope Messi lifts that trophy”

Explaining his favorite in the World Cup, the 24-year-old football player said, “Morocco showed an incredible performance against big teams, but my favorite is Argentina. Hopefully, Messi will lift that trophy”.

“Our goal is to participate in the European Championship in 2024”

Expressing that he was upset that the national team could not participate in the World Cup, Özcan said, “Every player wants to be a player in the World Cup. It was really sad for us, too. Our goal is to participate in The European Championship in 2024. It is also nice to be in Germany. It will be a feeling, I hope we will join it,” he said.

“Stefan Kuntz is a good trainer”


Emphasizing that he knows A National Football Team Coach Stefan Kuntz from the German Youth National Team, Salih Özcan said, “Our relationship is good. We became European champions in U21. He is a good coach as a coach. He has a good relationship with the team and gives good speeches. “I think it’s very good for the team spirit. We lost two matches, but it can happen. I think The National Team spirit is good, most of the players play in big clubs. The team is good, the players are good. Our target is now 2024, I hope we will participate there,” he said.

Salih also stated that they participated in tournaments between Borussia Dortmund and the World Cup, played important friendly matches and prepared for the league with hard training.


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