Calhanoglu – 'I'm good at hitting that corner'

Çalhanoğlu – ‘I’m good at hitting that corner’ [divider]

Hakan Çalhanoğlu said he is good at hitting the corner of the goal from set-pieces after scoring a free-kick in Bayer Leverkusen’s 5-1 win against FC Cologne.

“I took a long time setting myself to take that free-kick. I’m good at hitting that corner,” Çalhanoğlu said.

The Turkish international also shared an image with his teammates Bellarabi and Son via his Twitter account.

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The Turkish international has now scored 15 direct free-kicks in the last 2.5 seasons.

Çalhanoğlu was named best young player of the 2013/14 season by leading German football magazine 11 Freunde.


The 20-year-old has now scored six goals and provided six assists in all competitions this season.

Çalhanoğlu joined Bayer on a €14.5 million move from HSV this summer – the highest transfer fee ever made for a Turkish international.