If they learned the right lesson from the game, it was a little painful game, “but probably very useful,” said the coach of the Turks after winning Luxembourg 3-3 – after three deficits.
Ismail Yüksek scored in the 87th minute that ensured Kuntz and his team promotion to League A of the Nations League. Turkey has placed itself in a comfortable starting position before the game with an impressive record of 4 wins in 4 games and 14-0 goals. Kuntz can breathe a sigh of relief because he secured the leadership of the group, writes the sports newspaper “Fanatik”. Sunday’s final game in the Faroe Islands is no longer important for Turkey.
Kuntz’s team won the first match in Luxembourg 2-0. At the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium, the hosts fell in the 8th minute. “We didn’t do a good job in defense,” Kuntz said after the game on Thursday evening, “we saw that we couldn’t replace the six regular players.”
The Turkish daily Sözcü found that Luxembourg was not forgiving of key mistakes in Turkey’s defense. Kuntz has been the coach of the Turkish national team for one year. The contract of the successful former German U21 international and coach runs until the summer of 2024.