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‘My Dutch mother will be first call if we win,’ says Türkiye’s Kadioglu as he eyes victory against Netherlands

'My Dutch mother will be first call if we win,' says Türkiye's Kadioglu as he eyes victory against Netherlands Ferdi Kadioglu of Turkiye in action against Vladimir Coufal (5) of Czechia during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Czechia and Turkiye at Volksparkstadion on June 26, 2024 in Hamburg, Germany. (AA Photo)
By Newsroom
Jul 6, 2024 5:03 PM

Türkiye’s young football star Ferdi Kadioglu addressed the media ahead of the Euro 2024 quarterfinal against the Netherlands Friday.

Reflecting on his Dutch heritage during the press conference, Kadioglu playfully remarked, “My mother is Dutch, so if we win tomorrow’s match, she’ll be my first call.”

He also conveyed a message to Türkiye’s supporters, saying: “Our fans are our 12th man; your support means everything.”

Discussing his versatility on the field, Kadioglu noted: “I’ve played as a number 10 and on the right wing before settling into the left-back position, where I feel comfortable.”

Recalling a memorable match in November, he added: “Scoring in that game was a proud moment for me. Tomorrow will be special too; having been born and raised in Holland, I feel prepared and motivated. We’re aiming for victory, and hopefully, everything goes our way.”

Last Updated:  Jul 6, 2024 5:05 PM