Arsenal boss reveals what English & Turkish football have in common

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes Turkey and England struggled at Euro 2016 because of the pressure they are under.

Wenger told Turkish Super Lig broadcaster Lig Tv that England and Turkey are both under huge pressure and expectations.

The Arsenal boss feels that both countries were unable to cope with the pressure they were put under but also pointed out that some of the perceived ‘smaller’ footballing nations have become more organised and have a better setup.

“England and Turkey have the same problem of being under huge pressure and expectations,” Wenger said.

“There is huge pressure on the bigger countries and some struggled with it while the small countries have been much more organised, had a plan, a youth setup and a sense of unity.”

England were knocked out against Iceland in the Last 16 stage in what was one of the biggest upsets in the competition.

Turkey meanwhile did not even make it out of the group stage after suffering defeats against Croatia and Spain.

The Crescent Stars almost made it through as one of the best third placed teams after beating the Czech Republic 2-0 but it was too little too late.

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