We have to win this, no matter what, not for Championship but for a CL place, and because I dont like Besiktas.... but I got a feeling we will win this like 1-0 or it will me a draw like 0-0 becase as we know Riza likes to defend....
Draw seems to be the most likely result here. Both teams seems to playing bad lately but Galatasaray have the home-ground advantage and BJK does not have a very bright away sheet so far.
Besikas will definetly put a defensive team on the field. And i feel that its the right decision. Gala have to win this game more than BJK, so you have to attack. Honestly i am not expecting a entertainent game here, it will probably be a repeat of the first game.
I like our chances for this game. I don't rate Kartal much at the moment, and, although we haven't been playing great stuff as of late, we often play like a different side at home, especially in big matches.
I guess we'll probably see this XI:
Cihan, Song, Tomas, Orhan
FerraRibery :howler:, Conceicao, Ergün, Ayhan
Necati, B. Hakan
And I hope to see Hakan Yakin playing for more than 10 minutes in this match . We really need a playmaker in the worst way, and I am desperate to see him integrated into the team.....
Well, I thought we played well on the night, but not great. To be honest, I thought it was more of a case of how badly Besiktas played than it was a case of how great we did. Very unimpressed with Kartal tonight. As I´ve said before, I think they need almost a completely new team.. Not even a serious shot on goal for them in the match, and they played more like thugs at times.
As for us, I think Ribery was MOM. He showed his pace, skill, strength, close control, and shooting ability tonight, and he was assaulted all night by Kartal for his troubles. Apparently, his injury is not supposed to be serious, but he was really butchered by the Besiktas players, with the ref only protecting him some of the time. My only real complaint against Ribery tonight was his crossing, which I think he can definitely improve.
Necati was also excellent, although his attitude sucked, leading to his sending off. Hakan had a typical Hakan day, missing unbelievable chances, not playing particularly well, but somehow ending up with the important goal in the end :undecide:. Ayhan did well, although he held on to the ball too long at times and made some bad decisions. Conceicao was solid, while Ergün didn´t do much right tonight for me.
Our defense was dominant. Orhan really frustrated me with his crosses from the left, though, and he tended to kill many of our attacks.
Altogether a good performance, but we have put in better matches than this. I am still waiting for Hakan Yakin to get in the side, so we can start to look really dangerous in attack. I´m not sure what Hagi is waiting for....
Hakan Yakin still has an extra few pounds and I guess Hagi did not want to risk the derby match. I think we will start seeing a lot of Hakan Yakin starting next week.
As for the game... well we did well not amazing, but we got the result we needed so I am satisfied... To me Ayhan, Ribery, and Necati were all great today and like yarý-Turk said our defense was solid, but Orhan is also really killing me, I'd rather see Hakan Unsal on the pitch them him!