Hakan Calhanoglu made history today becoming the first Turkish international player to have ever scored against England.

The Bayer Leverkusen star equalised for Turkey on 14 minutes making the most of some sloppy England defending to blast the ball into the back of the net.

Calhanoglu did say that he would score against England before the game and managed to keep his promise but it did not prove to be enough as Turkey ended up losing 2-1.

“I am pleased with my goal today but I will be really pleased if I become the first Turkish international to score against England, that is what I aim to do,” Calhanoglu said after the 2-1 victory over Austria.

 

The free-kick master had an impressive season at Bayer and has attracted interest from the Premier League.

The defeat ended Turkey’s 14 match unbeaten run and maintained England’s unbeaten record against the visitors.

German tabloid Bild claim that the Turkish international is on both Manchester United and Barcelona’s shortlist of summer targets and it is no wonder considering his goal tonight.

Calhanoglu is expected to feature as a first team regular for Turkey in the European Championships this summer.

“I am pleased with my goal today but I will be really pleased if I become the first Turkish international to score against England, that is what I aim to do,” Calhanoglu said after the 2-1 victory over Austria.