It’s disrespectful to me that I wasn’t included in the national team.

Salih Uçan, one of the prominent names of Beşiktaş with his performance this season, was not included in the candidate squad announced for the matches played by the National Team against Luxembourg and the Faroe Islands.

Salih Uçan spoke for the first time about the decision, which also drew reaction on social media. VOLE Posted on YouTube channel Head to Head Uçan, who was the guest of the program, shared his experiences and thoughts during the process.

In the program, Salih’s statements on the subject are as follows:


“I am a person who knows the national team environment very well. I have been nationally 70-80 times from U15 to the National Team. I played the world cup with the national team. I played the European Championship. I was the captain. I also participated in many organizations. I also have awards. In the camp, my personal opinion and clear decision was completely disrespected. Let me explain the process. I knew that I would not go to the national team. Let me tell you why. Before the national team camps, a secret candidate staff is announced, in this case you will be called for passport procedures or a doctor will be sought. Alanyaspor also in my period Şenol teacher did not invite me to the national team. But I was always in the candidate squad. Because communicators were looking for me, saying, ‘Salih, prepare your passports, you can be called.’ This time, nothing like this happened. The squad was announced, I was not there. Later, one player was injured, 2 players and commentators in the media said, ‘Salih was not taken again.’ Even though the whole midfield was injured, I still could not go. It is a serious disrespect to me not to be among them. I never accept this. I will not respect those who do not respect me. That’s clear to me.”


“The thing that upsets me the most is a decision not to go to the national team. I also play every week, I play in a community like Beşiktaş. I wasn’t in a position to be among 40 people. Frankly, I can’t accept this disrespect. The more I think about it, the more angry I get, ‘That’s why he didn’t get it’ I didn’t even want to say to myself. I wish Salih Özcan had not been injured, “he was not called again”.