The Turkish national team will face Croatia in the UEFA Euro qualifiers.
After the dismissal of Stefan Kuntz, Vincenzo Montella was appointed as the technical director of the national team. Montella will take his first test with the national team.
The national team under Kuntz, who became the target of criticism with the 1-1 score in the Turkey-Armenia UEFA Euro qualifying match, left the Japan-Turkey friendly match with a 4-2 defeat.
It remains to be seen what kind of game plan Vincenzo Montella, who left his post as Adan Demirspor coach and was appointed as the Turkish national team coach, will come up with.
Montella: “The best will be selected for the National Team”
Vincenzo Montella signed the contract making him the National Team Technical Director for 3 years with a ceremony. “The National Team has a single flag and we are all under that flag,” said Montella: Stating that they should be in close contact with the clubs and club coaches in the process of selecting players for the National Team squad, Montella said: “We should have a good mutual flow of information. I want to underline that each club has its own structure and they want to protect it. This is something we know, but there is also the National Team! The national team is a different organization and above everyone else. The National Team has one flag and we are all under that flag. We need to be conscious of that. We must always remember that a national match can bring joy to millions of people. The people I saw in the earthquake disaster a few months ago, I still feel the emotion I got when I looked into the eyes of those people. I want to make everyone happy. National matches and under our national flag… We watch everything, we follow every league. We want to take the players who are the most ready, who are the best, who are good both physically and mentally to the National Team. We follow the Super League, 1st League and European leagues. We will examine young and old to get the best national players. We will also follow the lower leagues. There can be important talents there as well.”
What time and channel Croatia vs Turkey
The Turkish national team, which is competing in Group D of the UEFA Euro qualifiers, will play Croatia on October 12, 2023. After the struggle of the two teams with 10 points each, the ranking in the group will change. The match will start at 21:45 Turkish time. Turkish viewers will be able to watch it on TRT 1 screens.