Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kuyt a calm presence at Fenerbahce

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 6 Oct 2012

4 Views

Fenerbahce striker Dirk Kuyt has praised the passion of Turkish players and fans, but conceded they need to keep their emotions in check.

Kuyt and his team-mates are set to face domestic rivals Besiktas on Sunday, and, speaking to Goal.com following their 4-2 Europa League triumph away to Borussia Monchengladbach, the Netherlands international said he saw himself as a leader of the Super Lig outfit.

“I’m one of the most experienced figures in the group,” the 32-year old said.

“Together with Raul Meireles and Mehmet Topal, who played for Valencia, I’m supposed to lead the team. An example is the acts of Caner Erkin (against Moenchengladbach).

“He already had a yellow card, but continued to protest, so I tried to keep him away before he got a needless second yellow.

“The lads just have a lot of heart and passion. Am I a father figure? I suppose you could say that.”

The former Liverpool man recently returned from injury and scored his side’s third goal against in the enthralling victory, and the Dutchman was pleased with his return to form.

The forward also cited the victory as a welcome response to recent turmoil at the club following the termination of long-serving midfielder Alex’s contract.

“It was a great night thanks to a fantastic win. It’s nice to come back like this, and we needed this victory,” Kuyt said.

“There’s been plenty of activity in and around the club, following the departure of Alex.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top