The achievements of the past weeks – which, according to the coach Steffen Baumgart, to become a currently “not to be replaced” players, make sure that everyone wants to know when Salih Özcan with the 1st FC Cologne about a possible cooperation beyond the Contracting 2023 maintains. And that’s exactly what Özcan is currently not interested in the bean. He says. On the other hand: What else should he say?
- Remains Özcan in his hometown?
- Özcan in front of the derby against Gladbach: “We will meet on a bird troop”
A decision is definitely not like yet and this will not happen promptly. “There will be no decision before the end of the season. I have communicated it so that I still want to play the season and therefore have no head for other things,” Özcan said on Wednesday. And: “The negotiations run over the counselor. Personally, I want to be left in peace and complete the season as much as possible. Then we’ll look forward.”
Remains Özcan in his hometown?
If it was so far, he first wanted to search the conversation with Baumgart and then make his decision. What role of coaches (which in the summer insisted to keep Özcan) makes this statement of the Turkish national player clearly: “Through the coach, this season has come so about this season, he gave me self-confidence, that’s why I will be with him talk.”
It may prioritize the soft factors that speak for Cologne. Özcan is what you call a “real Kölschen Jung”, born in the district of Ehrenfeld, where he lives today, where he will be splelted by the guys who want to become like the son of Turkish immigrants: “For them I am felt one Identification figure. ” Whether he is also for the club, is in the stars.
The qualification for the European competition could give the matter additional Drive Pro Cologne. But here, too, there is no prognosis in terms of quality of Özcan: “With us in our team, this is not a topic of conversation at all. Of course, each player dreams of playing internationally. The guys who were not yet played by FC when the club has played internationally Do not know what to come to 1. ” But currently the focus on Mönchengladbach, then you want to turn the view from game to game, with this goal: “We want to bring the season to a good conclusion.”
Özcan in front of the derby against Gladbach: “We will meet on a bird troop”
The opponent of Saturday is an old acquaintance. Against Borussia he played as a teenager frequently, four times as a professional, not only Salih Özcan went from the square as a loser. “I hope my series belongs to Gladbach and I will also win the fifth game against you. I am very looking forward to the encounter, every player will enjoy.” He sees the Borussia “individually strongly occupied”, a team that should not be underestimated. He prophesiously: “We will meet a bird troop.” Unlike Mainz, you must immediately “bring the necessary intensity on the lawn.” If this is not obeyed, immensely threatens: “If we do not succeed, it will be hard to win a Bundesliga game.”
Unlike last Saturday, when he could not play from the beginning because of a disease, Özcan will start against Gladbach and form the double sect together with Ellyes Skhiri. And try to bring the performance that made him an irreplaceable tire over the past few weeks.