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Terim: "Hunger for success is the key" 6/7/2008
Terim: "Hunger for success is the key"
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Turkey coach Fatih Terim believes the side who have a hunger for success for a long time, could have a natural advantage in such big tournaments like Euro 2008. "If you have a good team, if players cover their lack of experience by playing with sacrifice and if you have missed to make a remarkable achievement for a long time, can give you a better advantage" Terim said in the press conference he held at Stade de Geneve today.

"We should add the contribution that coaches do on their teams. Coaches could be the deadlies weapons of their teams in terms of technique, tactics, system and team strategy. They can affect the course of the game even with a substitution" he added.

Focusing on the Portugal match, Terim said: "Since 1955 we can't manage to beat Portugal. However, we have the power to give an end to such records. We did in the past and we can do this in the future as well. Until today, we put so big targets that nobody could have even dreamt and we fulfiled those goals. During our first EURO experience in 1996, we couldn't collect any points but you should remember that we made it to the final although we were the last seeds in the qualification. This was a big dream come true. Now I don't think that playing the final in this tournament would not suit the nature of Turkey. We have 23 valuable and talented players. The most important thing is that our players are fully compatible with our playing system"

Losing against Portugal at tomorrow's match, would be the end of nothing. Some say that our win could be a surprise. I respect Portugal as they consist of talented players coming from leading European clubs. Either we lose or not, we are ready for the match." Terim said.

Finalizing his words, Terim asked Turkish spectators to enjoy the tournament and emphasized that to be in the final round of the competition was more important than winning or losing. "Fair-Play is the first priority" he concluded.

Final Tournament Match Schedule 07-29 June 2008

No-Group

Date

Time

1. Team

Score

2. Team

Venue

1 - A Grp

07.06.2008

19:00

Switzerland

-

Czech Republic

Basel

2 - A Grp

07.06.2008

21:45

Portugal

-

TURKEY

Geneva

3 - B Grp

08.06.2008

19:00

Austria

-

Croatia

Vienna

4 - B Grp

08.06.2008

21:45

Germany

-

Poland

Klagenfurt

5 - C Grp

09.06.2008

19:00

Romania

-

France

Zurich

6 - C Grp

09.06.2008

21:45

Netherlands

-

Italy

Berne

7 - D Grp

10.06.2008

19:00

Spain

-

Russia

Innsbruck

8 - D Grp

10.06.2008

21:45

Greece

-

Sweden

Salzburg

9 - A Grp

11.06.2008

19:00

Czech Republic

-

Portugal

Geneva

10 - A Grp

11.06.2008

21:45

Switzerland

-

TURKEY

Basel

11 - B Grp

12.06.2008

19:00

Croatia

-

Germany

Klagenfurt

12 - B Grp

12.06.2008

21:45

Austria

-

Poland

Vienna

13 - C Grp

13.06.2008

19:00

Italy

-

Romania

Zurich

14 - C Grp

13.06.2008

21:45

Netherlands

-

France

Berne

15 - D Grp

14.06.2008

19:00

Sweden

-

Spain

Innsbruck

16 - D Grp

14.06.2008

21:45

Greece

-

Russia

Salzburg

17 - A Grp

15.06.2008

21:45

Switzerland

-

Portugal

Basel

18 - A Grp

15.06.2008

21:45

TURKEY

-

Czech Republic

Geneva

19 - B Grp

16.06.2008

21:45

Poland

-

Croatia

Klagenfurt

20 - B Grp

16.06.2008

21:45

Austria

-

Germany

Vienna

21 - C Grp

17.06.2008

21:45

Netherlands

-

Romania

Berne

22 - C Grp

17.06.2008

21:45

France

-

Italy

Zurich

23 - D Grp

18.06.2008

21:45

Greece

-

Spain

Salzburg

24 - D Grp

18.06.2008

21:45

Russia

-

Sweden

Innsbruck

25 - QF

19.06.2008

21:45

Winner Grp A

-

Runner-up Grp B

Basel

26 - QF

20.06.2008

21:45

Winner Grp B

-

Runner-up Grp A

Vienna

27 - QF

21.06.2008

21:45

Winner Grp C

-

Runner-up Grp D

Basel

28 - QF

22.06.2008

21:45

Winner Grp D

-

Runner-up Grp C

Vienna

29 - SF

25.06.2008

21:45

Winner #25

-

Winner #26

Basel

30 - SF

26.06.2008

21:45

Winner #27

-

Winner #28

Vienna

31 - F

29.06.2008

21:45

Winner #29

-

Winner #30

Vienna

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