The technician Okan Buruk presented tomorrow's match at his Istanbul Basaksehir against Paulo's Rome Fonseca . A challenge valid for the first round of Group J of Europa Leauge . With him the team captain, Mahmut Tekdemir .
“ As our Captain said, we meet a difficult team. We would like to do better than with Olimpiakos. It's Europa League, but it's like it's the Champions League. The opponents are strong, we will try to play it to the fullest. We want to start well in this match, Roma, both in defense and in attack, has similar qualities, maintains a great position. It is also a team that suffers and makes many goals, we saw them in the league. We will try to leverage its weaknesses. It is very difficult to play in this field, keeping the ball is important. We want to play the game the best, we do not want to go out disfiguring, but to play our best to get a good result ".
You have already been to Italy. What memories do you have?
"I love Italy a lot, I lived there and I follow Italian football closely. Playing in this stadium gives me happiness. I am very happy to be here, whenever I feel great emotions".
Do you have any expectations for the match against Roma?
"The first two matches of the group will be important for us. Then we will be able to outline the future in the group. These are two critical matches, in football the game counts on the field, it is useless to make predictions in the scores. Who will play better will take the three points ".
Roma has some injuries. Have you identified a weak point for Fonseca?
"Last year, Roma had a bit of difficulty, they didn't manage to go very far in the league. With a new coach it will take time to fix the team. a new coach, I've been here for 3 months. Roma didn't start the championship very well, but the last race ended in the first half. It's getting better and better and will reach a good level ".  With Inter you scored a goal in the last second to Roma …
"I remember it with great emotion, it was my first goal here. I remember the game well, there were so many contrasts with Zebina. I scored on corner kick ".
How can your team grow?
" We were born in 2014 and we have a success story. In the European context we are trying to play the games better. team will play more and more in the European context ".
There is a player who fears Rome?
"Roma are a very strong team, I think that some players will not be there tomorrow and will have a turnover. In front of them they are all very strong, so we have to do defensive work. I believe that my team will best defend against these attackers ".
Do you fear Dzeko or Mkhitaryan more? Have you prepared any tactics for them?
" Dzeko is a footballer with many qualities: passages , goals and defensive phase. It is to keep an eye on, but a tactic for a single player is not made. We will play our game, then the field will speak. We have a partner of Dzeko in the field, which is very difficult to block ".