“I will wake up every night thinking I scored the penalty”


The striker scored against Portugal but missed an 85th-minute penalty

After a play-off against Portugal where he was linked with the best and worst of the Turkish team, Burak Yilmaz has announced the end of his own international career.

Author of the goal that reduced the Portuguese advantage in the second half, Yilmaz was the mirror of Turkish disappointment when he missed a penalty at 85 ‘, which could have pushed the game into extra time, a moment that the player of 36 years old wanted to remember, admitting that it will be difficult to forget him.

“It was my last game in the Turkish shirt. I think I’m going to wake up every night of my life thinking I scored that penalty,” he told the media after Turkey’s loss to Turkey. the national team (3-1).

Burak Yilmaz thus ended a career in the Turkish national team in which he scored 31 goals in 77 caps, after representing the nation at the Europeans in 2016 and 2020.

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