UEFA Euro 2020 is right around the corner and Turkey fits in Group A alongside Italy, Wales, and Switzerland. The Turkey national team is regarded as a dark horse for Euro 2020. Although the term “pre-tournament underdog” is overused, if not cliched, because pre-tournament underdogs rarely live up to expectations, this team is truly very hopeful. We have noted down a preview of Turkey in Group A ahead of Euro 2020.
This is unquestionably the best Crescent-Stars team since Senol Gunes directed the Crescent-Stars to second place in the 2002 World Cup. Gunes is back in charge and has put together a team that upset World Champions France by four points in qualification.
The foundation of Turkey v2.0 is defense. Which, if you’ve watched this team in the past, may sound strange; let’s just say defending was not their strong suit. This new-look Turkish team boasts a strong backline, a hardworking midfield, and a goal threat.
This summer only one player over the age of 30 is anticipated to start as they have come together as a cohesive team. The foundation of this team should be around for the foreseeable future. Keep a tight eye on Turkey because it is likely that something exceptional is in the works.
It will be tough to beat Tukey and the national team is well-suited to knockout events. When required this team is well-organized and capable of playing a possession game but may lack flair in midfield.
Lille forward Burak Yilmaz has had a resurgence this season at his club who won the Ligue 1 title. He comes into the football tournament with a strong goal-scoring record for both his club and his country. Including set-pieces and counter-attacking plays, the team is capable of scoring from a variety of sources. This is a well-balanced team with a strong defensive line. We believe Turkey has a good chance of reaching the semi-finals.