Hakan Çalhanoğlu disappointed with ‘boss’ Fatih Terim dropping him from national team [divider]
Bayer Leverkusen star Fatih Terim revealed that he was disappointed at being dropped from the Turkish national team.
“It is divine determination, Fatih Terim is the boss of the national team and he gives the determination,” Çalhanoğlu said.
Çalhanoğlu and fellow Bayer teammate Ömer Toprak were not called up to the Turkish national team squad that will face Brazil and Kazakhstan.
Terim has been heavily criticised for the decision and sparked further controversy when he called up Gökhan Töre.
Töre, Toprak and Çalhanoğlu were involved in an altercation last year which resulted in a gun being pulled on the Bayer duo.
Töre was reported to have had a fight with a friend of Toprak while a friend of the Beşiktaş winger held a gun to both Bayer players.
The incident sparked outrage but Terim has decided to forgive Töre at what seems the expense of Toprak and Çalhanoğlu.
Çalhanoğlu is one of the most highly rated Turkish players. The 20-year-old was named best young player of the 2013/14 season by leading German football magazine 11 Freunde.
The young midfielder has also been nominated for the Golden Boy 2014 award.
The €14.5 million Bayer signing has five goals and six assists in 16 appearances for his club this season.