Chelsea boss praised Turkish national team performance says Terim [divider]
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho praised the Turkish national sides performance against the Netherlands according to Fatih Terim.
“Mourinho praised us, he was impressed with our performance and said things could have been different were it not for the six minutes of additional time,” Terim was quoted as saying on Sporx.
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Chelsea boss Mourinho and Terim are reported to be friends.
Turkey ended drawing 1-1 with the Netherlands at the Amsterdam Arena.
Burak Yılmaz gave Turkey the lead in the first half and the Crescent-Stars almost had the three points in the bag until Huntelaar equalised in the second minute of additional time.
Terim had a number of missing players including Arda Turan and Ömer Toprak.
The experienced manager was forced into a number of changes and played a counter attacking style against the Netherlands.
The Crescent-Stars would have overtaken Netherlands and moved into third place in Group A on seven points had they won.
The Dutch national side remain in third place following the draw, increasing their points tally to seven.
Terim guided Turkey to the semi-finals of their last major competition in the 2008 European Championships.
Turkey will face Luxembourg next in an international friendly on 31 March 2015.