Diego is a 'class' players says Emre Belozoglu

Fenerbahçe midfielder Diego Ribas is a class player according to Emre Belözoğlu.

The Turkish international midfielder praised Diego following the 4-3 win over Balıkesirspor.

Diego scored and provided two assists against the last placed Süper Lig side to keep Fenerbahçe in the title race.

“Diego is a class player, he was great against Balıkesirspor and he needed that for his confidence,” Belözoğlu was quoted as saying by Eurosport TR.

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The Brazilian playmaker has found himself on the fringes of the squad for much of the season.

Diego was given his first start in the last three Süper Lig games against Balıkesirspor on the weekend.


The Brazilian international was part of the Atletico Madrid side which won the Spanish League and reached the UEFA Champions League final last season.

Fenerbahçe are currently third in the league, one point behind league leaders Galatasaray and Beşiktaş.

The Yellow Canaries take on 12th placed Sivasspor at the 4 Eylül stadium next.