Turkish Süper Lig’s new champion Istanbul Başakşehir acquired off to a bad start to the new season on Monday, struggling a 2-Zero defeat at Hatayspor.
Coming recent from second-tier Turkish Football Federation (TFF) 1. Lig, Hatayspor made its entrance to the highest flight in type, defeating the defending champion with a 36th-minute objective by midfielder Selim Ilgaz and an injury-time finisher by Helder Barbosa.
Başakşehir managed to possess the ball for a lot of the sport however failed to translate possession into objectives.
Speaking to the reporters after the match, Hatayspor coach Ömer Erdoğan mentioned he was pleased the group achieved its first win within the Süper Lig.
“We didn’t supply them a lot alternative all through the sport. We performed simply as we deliberate after analyzing our opponent. We have been particularly profitable in our counterattacks,” Erdoğan mentioned, including that his gamers hope to “deliver shade to the league.”
Accepting the blame for the loss, Başakşehir coach Okan Buruk congratulated Hatayspor for the victory.
“We have been beneath our recreation. I’m actually sorry that now we have misplaced. I take the duty for it. We hope to get ourselves collectively and play related to our efficiency final 12 months,” Buruk mentioned.
Başakşehir will tackle Istanbul big Galatasaray at residence subsequent week, whereas Hatayspor will go to one other Istanbul powerhouse, Fenerbahçe, at Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium.