Sivasspor Coach Rıza Çalımbay: ‘We wanted Morutan’

Demir Grup Sivasspor Technical Director Riza CalimbayHe said that the players who left the team should fill their places.

Making statements at the camp they held in Stegersbach town of Graz, Austria, Çalimbay said that they want to include at least 3 more players in their squad.

Explaining that they started the season preparations well, the experienced coach said, “We made our first camp in Gerede. We had an excellent two weeks. We played two friendly matches there as well. They also went well. There were fitness-based exercises. Then we came here. The purpose of our coming here is to play 3 good matches” said.

Reminding that 9 players who were in the squad last season left the team, Çalimbay said, “Our biggest problem right now is transfer. We requested 3 more transfers. We have also given the list. We are trying to get them. Because we lost a lot of players, 9 of our players are gone. We have 3 players so far. We definitely need reinforcements. It would be great if those guys could come while we’re here. Our first test is the TFF Super Cup match with Trabzonspor. Our whole goal is to win it. In order for us to win, we need to play well and the players we recruit have to be effective. The team needs to fit well‘ he said.

Rıza Çalımbay stated that they acted according to their budget in the transfer and said:

“We don’t want to be a burden to our club. Let’s just close the place of the outgoing players. Let’s take players instead of them, we don’t want an extra player. We bought 3 players, we’ll take 3 more players and close the transfer. Maybe another player will be bought if needed, but we don’t say we’ll make big transfers other than that.” We see the transfers made by the teams, especially the transfers made by the big teams are incredible. They get really high quality players. We don’t have such a chance. We get what we can afford, not what we want. We strive for it.”


Rıza Çalımbay stated that Galatasaray are trying to include Romanian football player Olimpiu Morutan in their squad, “We asked for Morutan. There is no problem at the moment. Negotiations continue. Hopefully we will try to fix it‘ he said.

Reminding that they will compete in the UEFA Europa League this season, the experienced coach continued his words as follows:

“When we went to Europe, we were not a team that was eliminated immediately. We came to good places, we got good points. If you want to compete in Europe and get somewhere, your squad must be very strong. Here you have to take both the league and Europe. If you’re not, you can definitely get into a bad situation in one of them. You can even fall out of both. We do our staff carefully and work well. We’ve been going to Europe for three years. I think this season will be difficult for teams going to Europe. If we make our squad If our work goes perfectly, then we go the way we want.”


Explaining that there is an unstable situation in Turkish football, Rıza Çalımbay said, “There is a lot of development in terms of players in Turkish football. When you look at it, many players go from Turkey to Europe. Lastly, Emre Demir went to Barcelona from Kayserispor. Maybe the boy is in Kayserispor. He didn’t get the chance he wanted, he went there. A lot of our friends are leaving. Turkish players are popular now. We are very good in that aspect. However, we have not been successful lately as the national team. We are not successful in European cups. That’s why this season is one of the most important things for us in Europe. “To bring points to Turkey. Neither the national team nor our teams playing in the European cups are as we would like. Even our champion teams come back with no or very few points. This needs to be changed as soon as possible,” he said.

Stating that coaching is much more difficult than acting, Çalimbay said:

“When I was a football player, I played every game. If I’m good, my coach was already playing me. If I’m not good, you sit down. In that respect, my football life was perfect. Everything depends on you there. But in coaching, things depend on you to a certain extent. It is part of our job to train and prepare the players, but the important thing is on the field. Tactical changes on the field, adapting the player to the game, using the friends who come in later… There is nothing for the coaches to do excessively there, too. Everything depends on our player friends. For example, the match is going very well, we miss a goal. It happened to me a lot, the man took the penalty They kidnap and cost us. You prepare everything, you come out with the best squad you have, but sometimes it doesn’t happen. In that case, they won’t send all the players, everyone is loaded on the coach. He says we will change a new atmosphere with the coaches. They cannot touch the player who has made a mistake or made a mistake. The coach is unfortunately in the mouth of the ball and It goes away in the slightest thing.”

Stating that he signed a one-year contract with all the teams he went to, Çalimbay said, “If I only go to the national team, I will not sign a one-year contract. As much as they want, I’ll throw” said.


Rıza Çalımbay explained that he realized all his dreams in his football career, “I started in Beşiktaş and finished there. I played for 20 years and became the player who played the most. I went to the national team, I was the captain. I was the captain of Beşiktaş for 10 years. One of my biggest dreams was World Karma, I went to it. I was 99 percent successful in the places I went as a coach. Whatever the goal in all of them, I went above them. Of course, both the national team and the big teams, you can go there and increase your goal even more. I believe that when such a chance comes, I will certainly do it very well.‘ he commented.