Trabzonspor made it to the quarter-finals by defeating KendiKredi Ümraniyespor in the Ziraat Turkish Cup Round of 16 match, with the goals they found in the overtime, in the match, the regular time of which ended 1-1 on the road.
At the press conference held after the match, Trabzonspor Technical Director Abdullah Avci made statements. Stating that they started the match by rotating the squad, Avcı stated that they gained the upper hand with the changes they made at the beginning of the second half.
Explaining that winning is important, the experienced technical man said, “For Trabzonspor, being in every lane, competing and going to the end is the biggest goal. When I became the head of Trabzonspor, Recep teacher started a story with Ümraniyespor. He wrote good stories. He had great success in his hometown. We knew we were going to play against a team that didn’t lose as a game. We didn’t rotate after winning in the breakout matches. Sometimes we didn’t get what it paid for. Today we put players on the field that we wanted to see what they could give us, both physically and mentally, and it’s hard. We knew that the match would be tough and their performance might be low. We always tried to hold on to the game. We changed 3 players as of the 2nd half and turned to 4-4-2. As a last move, we sent Vitor forward. We caught the draw and our energy went up. Due to the increased quality of the player, without giving up in the game It was important to win again.
I want to open parenthesis to Yusuf. We expect quick performance due to our nature. When he arrived, he was injured and had treatments. He wanted to play early and fell back when we gave him the chance. He was working well and got what he wanted with the goals he scored today. We welcome him as well. We want to continue the winning habit by catching a series. I would like to thank my players and wish success to Recep and Ümraniyespor,” he said.