‘We didn’t have a good season as a team’

Beşiktaş football player Valentin Rosiersaid that coach Valerien Ismael has a strong communication and as players they understand exactly what the French coach wants from them.

Making statements, Rosier said that Ismael believed in the system he wanted to play and they were convinced of it.

Saying that they have made a completely new start this season, the black and white player said, “We can clearly understand what the teacher wants to tell and what he wants to play. By constantly repeating the requests of the teacher in the training, he already makes some things settle in our minds.” said.

Pointing out that the fans should not rely on Ismael’s term last season, Rosier said, “Because, after getting out of a very busy match schedule and very difficult periods last season, we set out on a new path with the coach. Hodja tried to change things there as best he could, but we made the real start this season with the Austrian camp. In every training session in the camp, the teacher told us what he wanted from us and what he expected from us. Therefore, we will have made a start from scratch in terms of game mentality. Our fans should not worry at all, do not have worries and hesitations in their minds. Because we know how much he believes in what the teacher tells, in what the teacher wants to play, and we are convinced of this. We also believe in the teacher in this sense. After this communication is established, the work is now left to the application in the field. We will put on the field exactly what the teacher wants to tell and what the teacher wants to have them implemented.‘ he said.


Emphasizing that Valerien Ismael is a technical man who is very open to communication, Rosier said, “The biggest advantage of the teacher is that he speaks several languages. He communicates with the players in a very comfortable way. It provides very comfortable communication with both experienced players and young players. He expresses himself very simply, very easily. We can easily understand what he expects from us and what he wants from us. Ismael also has a natural charisma. I think it is also an effective element in communication. He makes us feel that he is always open to communication. We know that we can go to his office whenever we need, whenever we have a problem. I think this is a huge advantage for a coach.‘ he said.


Stating that the black-and-white team has made progress in adapting to the new system in the Austrian camp, Rosier said:

“The results are not very important in the preparation matches, but it was good matches in terms of seeing what is going wrong or what is going better. There are a few points we have improved. The first is the issue of printing. Now we can do the printing in a more organized way, more compactly and correctly. I think we’ve come a long way. Now we can settle into the positions the coach wants more accurately and more comfortably. I think we’ve also made progress in winning the ball faster and gaining the ball faster. There are many points we need to improve there. Then he wants us to attack faster. Another point is counter-attacks. Counter-attacks and offensive starts. I think we’ve come a long way there as well.


Referring to the uniform competition he entered with Kenan Karaman, the black and white player said, “All players playing football at this level should be used to it. If you are playing at this level, players who play in the same position or in the same position are always included in the team. There may be other names in Kenan, me or other positions. You have to be used to it, you have to set out knowing it, and you have to work knowing it. It will also help the team.‘ he evaluated.

Emphasizing the importance of jersey competition, Rosier continued his words as follows:

“Whoever the player is playing tries to play with a higher concentration, with a higher focus. So here in football, this issue of jersey competition cannot be viewed as a negative thing. It is a team sport and whoever wears the jersey here is obliged to play with the highest concentration at that moment. We act with awareness. The coach decides who will play and who will remain as a substitute.”

Stating that there is not much change in the new game system for his position, Rosier also noted that they are in good harmony with Rachid Ghezzal, “This system also changes according to the situation of your opponent, but there is not a big change especially in my position. Because I am obliged to use that corridor anyway, back and forth. Even when Ghezzal plays on the sidelines, he’s always going in. It already opens the space there for me. A player I already know. Now our communication with him is at a very high level. On my side, not much has changed in my position.‘ he said.

Rosier, who occasionally plays as a left-back in the friendly matches, said: “I am completely ready for this. I have played on the left side of the defense almost uninterruptedly for a few months when I played in Dijon. I’m totally ready for type changes.” used the phrases.


The French player, who accepted the criticism that his performance last season was below his first season, said that he tried to stay calmer in order not to get an easy card.

Stating that he understands the criticisms about easy carding, Rosier said, “I can understand some of the criticisms, but I ask them not to forget the positive works we have done in the past and the successes we have achieved in the past while making a review. Of course, criticism is part of it. I know that I did not play a good season individually last season, and we did not have a good season as a team.‘ he said.

There were also some valid criticisms about the card.‘ said Rosier, continuing his words as follows:

“I agree with them as well. I try to stay calmer and more balanced as much as possible. Criticism is part of my development. They criticize very well when good, very bad when bad, and it has no balance. To be honest, I don’t pay much attention to them. Because they are not considered. If you take that kind of criticism, it will drag you into depression. The criticisms I take into account are those that are more balanced and more reasonable, and I already do my own criticism in line with them. This is not just a situation specific to Turkey. In all the places I’ve seen and lived, it’s threefold. Five up. Very good when good, bad when bad. We won a double cup with Sergen coach. Then we added the third cup. We had a very successful season. Last season, when things didn’t go well, all the criticism immediately turned to Sergen and people started to criticize him. It is not my place to enter, but this is the situation I am trying to explain about Turkey.”

Reminding that the expectations are very high especially for the coaching of a great team, Rosier said, “When the coach cannot meet that expectation, the criticism is very cruel. Here you see what Cristiano Ronaldo has gone through. His career is an indisputable career, but it becomes debatable. Because when he does not play well for a few months, When the moon fails to meet that expectation, people immediately try to criticize it in such a cruel way. If you are a part of football at this level, you have to act knowing all this.” made its assessment.


Sending a message to the fans for the new season, Rosier said:

“First of all, I would like to thank the fans very much. Because no matter what the situation is, they always have a support. They always have unconditional love and they have made it felt from the beginning. Many of them try to come to the match in any way by forcing their financial conditions. We are trying to respond to their efforts. We are making a very fresh, very fresh start and I believe that this season will be a very successful one. From here, I can send a message to keep them at ease.”

Evaluating the championship race in the new season, Rosier said, “With us, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Trabzonspor are natural favourites. Last season was very unusual. We are making a fresh start. Galatasaray will definitely not want to experience the same thing again. Fenerbahçe recovered after a certain stage last season. Made a good final. They are making good transfers now. Trabzonspor is already the defending champion. I think the teams that stand out again will be these four.‘ he said.


Explaining that his dream of playing in the French National Team still continues, Rosier said, “This is my childhood dream. I haven’t given up on this, but getting there, getting to that level requires something else. I still have a lot of things to improve, to move forward so that I can deserve it. But I certainly haven’t given up. I always have that dream in my head. One day it will be one of the greatest things in my life‘ he evaluated.

Evaluating the “coincidence” comment of coach Sergen Yalçın as a defender after they conceded similar goals in the match they lost to Sporting Lisbon 4-0 at Vodafone Park last season, Rosier said, “There is a match preparation. There, the teacher tells you something, shows the analysis, the clips there. Everyone has their own duties. When you concede three very similar goals in the same match, it is primarily the responsibility of the players on the field. Because no matter what happens, you can at least take a more correct position after the first, do more accurate work, and prevent the second and third. I don’t think it’s right to put the full responsibility on the coach and put the coach in focus here. The main responsibility here is the player on the field.‘ he said.