Well he did manage one game for Turkey, and was their captain in their 2-0 defeat by Portugal last Saturday, but he’s injured yet again.
Emre – will not play today for Turkey today
The Newcastle United midfielder, who is expected to join Fenerbehce shortly, sustained an injury in training and has been ruled out of today’s game with a hamstring tear, and will probably miss the rest of the tournament.
And head coach Fatih Terim admitted his skipper will be a difficult player to replace.
â€œUnfortunately, Emre is not going to play. We sent him for a scan and the result was a tear of three to four centimeters.”
” We are not happy about this but there is nothing we can do about it.”
â€œNot having Emre is not just a question of having one player out and bringing another one in. The role he plays is not that simple.â€
This must be frustrating for the player himself, but will come as no shock to Newcastle fans.
Emre never played for Newcastle since early February due to injury, and while he’s a very talented player, he suffers lots of injuries.
After their 2-0 defeat on Saturday, we’re hoping Terim will make some changes to the Turkey side that plays hosts Switzerland today.
We would like to see Arda Turan, so Newcastle fans can see what he’s made of, but it may be difficult for Turkey to qualify for the next round now.