Dzemaili wants to play in derby against Fenerbahce

Dzemaili wants to play in derby against Fenerbahce [divider]

Galatasaray midfielder Blerim Dzemaili underlined that he wants to play in the Intercontinental derby against Fenerbahçe on the weekend.

Dzemaili started in the 4-0 win against Manisaspor in the Turkish Cup on Tuesday 3 March.

“One of our aims this season is to win the cup so this was a great result and I am happy with my performance but what I really want to do is play in the derby against Fenerbahçe,” Dzemaili told Lig Tv after the game.

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The Swiss international will be competing with Hamit Altıntop to start against rivals Fenerbahçe.

First-choice defensive midfielder Felipe Melo is currently out until the end of the season.

Dzemaili joined Galatasaray from Serie A giants Napoli in the summer.

The 28-year-old had struggled for playing time after a succession of injuries anddue to being kept out of the team by Melo.

Dzemaili is expected to feature more regularly now. The Swiss international has one goal and two assists in 16 appearances in all competitions for the Lions this season.