Bakkal – 'We keep winning but have no fans to celebrate with'


Gençlerbirliği manager Mesut Bakkal has urged fans to fill the stands against Bursaspor in the Turkish Cup next week.

The Ankara based side beat Kasımpaşa 5-2 in the Süper Lig on Saturday but Bakkal revealed he was unhappy with how few fans turned out for the game.

“On the street the fans tell me they want the cup, well I urge the fans to fill the stands then as we really need them,” Bakkal told Lig Tv.

“I want at least 15,000 fans at the stadium against Bursaspor in the cup, we keep winning games but have nobody to celebrate with.”

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The win took Gençlerbirliği into 8th place on 35 points after 26 games. The capital side are now just eight points off a European place.

The 19 Mayıs stadium has a maximum capacity of 20,000.

Gençlerbirliği will face Bursaspor in the Turkish Cup quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.

The capital based side drew the first leg of the quarter-final 1-1 in Bursa and could qualify for the semi-finals with a goalless draw.