Ismail Kartal – 'We had an off day'

Ismail Kartal – ‘We had an off day’ [divider]

Fenerbahçe manager Ismail Kartal put down the 2-1 loss against Gençlerbirliği to having a bad day.

“We lost focus after our win against Galatasaray last week,” Kartal told Lig Tv.

Kartal did highlight that the weather and pitch conditions were not great but admitted that Fenerbahçe were not good enough on the day.

“The weather conditions were awful and the pitch was not very good but this is no excuse we were not ourselves today and I congratulate Gençlerbirliği,” he added.

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The Yellow Canaries dropped four points behind league leaders Beşiktaş following the loss.

Fenerbahçe will take on the Black Eagles next week at the Şükrü Saracoğlu and have the chance to close the gap with Beşiktaş to one point.

Second placed Galatasaray moved two points clear of Fenerbahçe following their 2-2 draw with Başakşehir.

Fenerbahçe have one of the worst conversion rates in the league, the Canaries score on average, 9.4% of their shots on target.