Fatih Terim reminds reporters he still has a 7 year contract with Turkey

Turkish national team coach Fatih Terim has responded to criticism regarding the Crescent-Stars Euro 2016 qualification campaign by stating he will serve the rest of his seven year contract.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Netherlands clash Terim said: “I am not here for one or two games, you win two lose two that does not matter we have more fundamental problems that I am here to solve that is why I signed a seven year deal.”

Turkey were held to a 1-1 draw against Latvia at the Konya Torku Arena on Thursday 3 September.


The Crescent-Stars have not beat Latvia in 91 years but the point was still enough to move Turkey within one point of third placed Netherlands.

Turkey will overtake the Dutch side with a victory at the Konya Torku Arena. The Netherlands will be without the injured Arjen Robben and Martins Indi who was sent off for violent conduct.

Iceland are currently first in Group A while Czech Republic who beat Kazakhstan 2-1 last Thursday are second.

Terim previously guided Turkey to the semi-finals of Euro 2008 and Galatasaray won the UEFA Cup under his stewardship.

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