That’s how the Turkish-Swiss do it
Seferovic, Mehmedi and Derdiyok on the siding
The five Swiss players in the Süper-Lig have played a total of 358 international matches. How it works in Turkey. And who will say goodbye soon.
Haris Seferovic probably has no future at Galatasaray.
Stephen KreisReporter football
It’s one of the hottest games in world football. Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce. The intercontinental derby, on every football fanatic’s bucket list. On Sunday it was time again. 50,000 fans in the “Sükrü Saracoglu” stadium, record champions Galatasaray win 3-0 away. electrifying.
And Nati striker Haris Seferovic (30), whom Galatasaray signed as a possible leading actor in the summer? Just an extra again. The 92-time national player has only completed 377 of a possible 1620 minutes this season, and the signs are saying goodbye.
Derdiyok and Mehmedi on the siding
Admir Mehmedi (31) was also demoted to supporting actor. The long-time national player (76 appearances) converted the last Swiss penalty at the 2021 European Championship in the round of 16 against France in the penalty thriller, since then the Antalyaspor striker has not achieved much. Most recently, he, who is repeatedly thrown back by injuries, is back in the squad for the 0-0 win against Hatayspor, but he will not be substituted on. He has only been on the pitch for 34 minutes this season.
Anyone who thinks it’s impossible to undercut this mark will be disabused when looking at Eren Derdiyok’s statistics. The 60-time Nati star comes for Ankaragücü on 22 of 1620 possible minutes. The 34-year-old has also struggled with bad luck with injuries this season.
The Eternal Inner
While Seferovic, Mehmedi and Derdiyok are on the sidelines, Gökhan Inler is experiencing his third spring at Demirspor. In June, the longtime captain of the Swiss national team (89 caps) will be 39 years old. At the beginning of January he captained his club to a 6-0 win against Istanbulspor.
The fifth Swiss Süper-Lig, Mario Gavranovic (33), also plays an important role. The 41-time Nati player is up front for Kayserispor and scored 5 goals in 14 games. Recently, however, the Ticino was injured. He is completing his rehabilitation in Ticino and is expected back in February.