A hammer to the German heart! Kenan Yildiz caused a sensation with a dream goal on his Turkish debut against Germany, fueling the question of whether the DFB slept with him.
The 18-year-old, who left FC Bayern Munich in July 2022 after ten years, has already played five times for Juventus’ professional team. E: New Turkish coach Vincenzo Montella replaced him four minutes before the end of the 1-0 European Championship qualifying victory in Croatia. These are excellent values for such a young player.
Yildiz with dream goal against Germany
And now the greatest glory: the forward, born in Regensburg, was allowed to start in the duel against Germany, at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, on Saturday night – and scored the interim 2-1 for the Turks in the second minute of stoppage time . time in the first half.
After a long, diagonal pass from Kaan Ayhan, the youngster didn’t hesitate long and shot towards the far corner, where he hit first the bottom edge of the post, then the crossbar and then the goal.
Yildiz is not yet confirmed for Turkey, as players under 21 must have played three official matches and the test against the DFB team does not count as an official match. But the motivation to switch memberships diminishes more and more with every minute of use. Is the DFB perhaps too late for the German-Turkish team?
The fact is: as Yildiz is still under 21, he would only be signed by an association after three official games. If he plays in the final qualifying match against Wales, Germany will have to approach and convince him before the start of the European Championship in their own country. If the DFB approached him, then Yildiz would SPORT1-According to information, at least accept the interview offer.
Allegri holds Yildiz in high regard
But there has still been no exchange, as the player himself stated Sports Photo confirmed: “I’ve been playing for Turkey since I was under-17, I’m very proud of that. Germany never approached me, never contacted me. That’s why the option didn’t exist, the question didn’t arise.”
And this despite Yildiz developing impressively at Juventus. “From the beginning I believed I could reach Juve,” said the striker. Yildiz traveled to the USA with the first team last summer and coach Massimiliano Allegri holds him in high regard.
“It’s a joy to watch him play football,” said Allegri after making his professional debut in a 3-0 victory over Udinese Calcio. According to the Italian Sports Gazette The coach has a “crush on Yildiz, who will have a great career”. It demonstrates the player’s maturity that he managed to achieve this career after taking a courageous step.
Kenan Yildiz (left) can also play for Germany
Yildiz got in shape at a summer training camp
Instead of resting last summer, he worked with Noah Darvich (FC Barcelona) and Adin Licina (FC Bayern Munich) at a training camp in Valencia organized by his agency LEADERBROCK. Yildiz hit form after catching the eye with twelve goals and seven assists for the Juventus U19 team.
In the Next Gen team he gained experience in Series C and also scored two goals there. So Germany is missing out on great talent? Either way, Yildiz will do everything in her power to continue to draw attention to herself.