Ozyakup – 'Atiba said your going to get subbed out so I scored'

Oğuzhan Özyakup – ‘Atiba said your going to get subbed out so I scored’ [divider]

Oğuzhan Özyakup admitted he was delighted to have scored the winning goal in Beşiktaş’s 1-0 win against Gaziantepspor.

Özyakup scored his first Süper Lig goal of the season to take Beşiktaş into first place in the league.

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“We started to game well but our opponents made it difficult for us,” Özyakup said.

“The second half went a lot smoother, I am just happy to have done my part for the team. 

“I was nursing an injury and had only just recovered so this was a great comeback. 

“To be honest Atiba told me that I was going to get substituted around the 60 minute mark and I managed to score just before getting taken off.

“We have a great team spirit now and every player in the squad is a potential first team player, there is so much competition, literally everyone can play so everybody always wants to give it their all.”

Özyakup joined Beşiktaş from Arsenal in 2012 for a fee of €500,000.

The 22-year-old has scored 11 times and provided 17 assists in 79 appearances since joining the Eagles.

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