Galatasaray President Dursun Özbek made a statement to the press at the GSYİAD awards ceremony. Özbek explained that they had an unfortunate result in the Champions League: “We will continue our path in the UEFA Europa League.” We expect to be successful there. “We want to reach the UEFA Europa League cup,” he said. Özbek added that they needed a left-back transfer.
Entrance: 12/14/2023 – 6:32 p.m To update: 12/14/2023 – 6:32 p.m
Galatasaray President Dursun Özbek attended the award ceremony of the traditional 1905 Galatasaray Managers and Businessmen Association (GSYİAD) “Yellow Red Squares Photography and Content Competition” at the Özhan Canaydın Conference Hall.
In a statement to the press, Özbek stated that they played good games in the UEFA Champions League and said: “We really wanted to continue in the Champions League. We played good games. Luck wasn't on our side in Denmark. We will continue our path in the Europa League. We assume that we will be successful. We have a good team. We're playing well. Luck will be on our side. We want to reach the UEFA Europa League cup. Our expectations are very high, depending on this level we will achieve successful results. We had very good fans in Denmark. Hopefully the Europa League will be “We’ll carry on until the end,” he said.
“WE TRY TO PROMOTE TURKISH SPORTS”
Regarding former MKE Ankaragücü president Faruk Koca's attack on referee Halil Umut Meler, Özbek said: “We do not agree with the attack on the referee at the end of the match in Ankara on Monday, we condemn it. Our appeal is to football.” “To stay on the green field and be at the top in sport. Moderation.” We made these calls many times and recommended it. I did it personally, we did it as a club. We have always recommended moderation. This move was damaging for Turkish football. We will learn from this and do our best to keep the sporting events on the playing fields within a sporting framework. We will continue the calls. The brand value of Turkish sports is related to such issues. “It shouldn’t be damaged. Everyone has a common goal. We are trying to promote Turkish sport. Our greatest wish is to prevent such incidents from happening again,” he said.