Ismail Kartal urges Fenerbahce fans to back Nigerian international

Ismail Kartal urges Fenerbahce fans to back Emenike [divider]

Fenerbahçe manager Ismail Kartal has urged the fans to support Emmanuel Emenike following the Istanbul derby victory over Beşiktaş.

“Emenike is a great guy but he is emotional, he wants to score more than anyone but he needs the support of the fans,” Kartal told Lig Tv.

“The fans need to start backing him, he needs their support.”

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Emenike missed a great chance early in the first half to put Fenerbahçe ahead and was heckled by the the home supporters afterwards.

The Nigerian international reacted by taking off his shirt and abandoned the game.

Fenerbahçe manager Ismail Kartal and his technical staff had to stop Emenike from walking down the tunnel.

Kartal eventually managed to convince Emenike to put his shirt back on and return to the game.

Emenike only has four goals in the league this season and was replaced by Webo at half time.

The Yellow Canaries ended up winning the derby 1-0 and closing the gap with leaders Galatasaray to just tho points.

Fenerbahçe are currently third in the Süper Lig, one point behind second placed Beşiktaş.