After the defeat against Portugal (1-3), in the semi-finals of playoffs of the 2022 World Cup, Turkey won a reinforcement. European Under-21 champion for Germany, Salih Ozcan has announced that he will represent the Turkish team as a senior.
“Over the past few weeks I have been dealing with this issue intensively, I have spoken with Hansi Flick [selecionador alemão] which offered me a good prospect, but I made a decision with conviction,” explained the 24-year-old midfielder.
Meanwhile, Cologne have announced that Salih Ozcan has been called up by Stefan Kuntz and is even set to make his debut next Tuesday, against Italy, in a friendly match between the two teams who lost the semi-finals of playoffs.
Salih Özcan ist für das bevorstehende Freundschaftsspiel der türkischen A-Nationalmannschaft gegen Italian nominiert. ???? Er sitzt bereits im Flieger und ist auf dem Weg zum Team von Trainer Stefan Kuntz. ?? https://t.co/oppyCAS5WG
— 1. FC Köln (@fckoeln) March 25, 2022