土耳其對陣蘇格蘭:"重要的考驗",利物浦球員卡爾文-拉姆塞被安排在史蒂夫-克拉克的球隊中首次亮相

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土耳其對陣蘇格蘭:"重要的考驗",利物浦球員卡爾文-拉姆塞被安排在史蒂夫-克拉克的球隊中首次亮相

蘇格蘭將在周三對陣土耳其,希望在測試環境中進行的友誼賽將使他們在3月份歐洲錦標賽預選賽開始前的最後一場比賽中處於有利地位。

在未知的領域,這可能會變成一場有更多火力的友誼賽。

主教練史蒂夫-克拉克和他的隊長安迪-羅伯遜認為這正是蘇格蘭需要的挑戰。

  • 沒有 當一個球員被徵召時會發生什麼?

"這是一個重要的測試,"羅伯遜說。"兩支排名相近的球隊,而且會有很多觀眾--我們知道土耳其的觀眾總是可以很活躍,並直接支持他們的球隊。

"當你在運動中,這些是你必須要來的地方,並獲得一個結果的類型。這對我們來說是一場很好的友誼賽,也是為未來競選做準備的好方法。兩支球隊都希望他們能去參加世界盃。我們都會有競爭力,並嘗試從中獲得我們需要的東西,為歐洲杯的競選做準備。"

由於沒有凱爾特人球員參與,因為他們的俱樂部旅行到澳大利亞,以及進一步的延遲徵召,克拉克渴望給儘可能多的球員更多的國際經驗,與經過考驗和信任的球員平衡。

對於一些人來說,比如利物浦夏季從阿伯丁簽下的19歲右後衛卡爾文-拉姆塞,這可能會導致第一次國際突破。

"我預計,在比賽過程中,我們將使用17名球員,"克拉克解釋說。"卡爾文自從下場後沒有多少比賽時間。他受傷倒下了。

"我想起了卡爾文-拉姆塞,他是阿伯丁的一名進步的年輕球員。我想,在與利物浦一線隊合作後,他已經有了很大的進步,所以我們期待着看到卡爾文,看看他在比賽中能做什麼。"

薩索洛後衛Kaan Ayhan和伯恩利前鋒Halil Dervissoglu在結束國家聯賽的土耳其隊中缺席,而赫爾城中場Ozan Tufan和流浪者左後衛Ridvan Yilmaz因傷缺席。

兩名青少年中場--費內巴切17歲的Arda Guler和都靈18歲的Emirhan İlkhan--可能會有他們的國際首秀,因為主教練Stefan Kuntz還召回了一些有經驗的競選者。

蘇格蘭已經失去了南安普頓前鋒切-亞當斯、埃弗頓右後衛內森-帕特森和諾維奇城中場肯尼-麥克萊恩的初始陣容。

我們對土耳其了解多少?

土耳其在2019年的世界排名從29位下降到目前的45位--比蘇格蘭低5位--希望他們能夠走出低谷。

自從2021年9月世界盃預選賽小組賽被荷蘭6-1擊敗後,前德國23歲以下主教練斯特凡-昆茨接替了塞諾爾-古內斯,在12場比賽中帶領球隊取得了7場勝利,只有3場失敗。

與蘇格蘭一樣,他們在輸掉附加賽之前獲得了預選賽小組的亞軍--葡萄牙是他們的克星--並且緊接着從國家聯賽部分升級。

然而,在土耳其的情況下,這是在低級別的C組,雖然他們當時已經獲得了頭名,但主場對盧森堡的平局和上次在法羅群島2-1的震驚失利表明這位60歲的前德國、凱澤斯勞滕和貝西克塔斯前鋒仍然有一個艱難的工作。

國際米蘭中場隊長哈坎-卡爾哈諾格魯、萊斯特城後衛卡格拉-索雲庫、亞特蘭大中場梅里赫-德米拉爾以及他們的主要進球威脅--夏天從埃弗頓加盟貝西克塔斯的前鋒岑克-托松和馬賽邊鋒岑吉茲--都已經回到了球隊中。

伊斯坦布爾巴薩赫勒中場德尼茲-圖魯克和貝卡伊-奧茲坎將通過本賽季歐洲會議聯賽的交鋒被米德洛希安之心的球迷所熟知,而霍芬海姆中場奧贊-卡巴克曾被租借到利物浦,前鋒伊內斯-烏納爾在加盟赫塔菲之前曾在安菲爾德,邊鋒多古坎-西尼克在赫爾城。

他們說什麼

蘇格蘭隊主教練史蒂夫-克拉克。"在11月的窗口期安排一場比賽很重要,因為顯然從9月到3月沒有比賽對球員來說太長了。儘管這不是國際足聯的正式窗口期,但我們還是設法得到了上個月與我們在一起的球員的良好比例。這很重要。

"我們挑選了一場困難的友誼賽--這是一個困難的地方。我們在這裡進行這個城市歷史上的第一場比賽,這對這個城市來說是一個大事件--希望這場比賽能對得起這個事件。"

  • 無土耳其目前在世界排名第45位--比蘇格蘭低5位。
  • 蘇格蘭在四場比賽中保持不敗,客場0-0戰平烏克蘭,結束了三連勝。
  • 沒有 土耳其在國家聯賽小組賽的最後一場比賽中客場2-1輸給了法羅群島,結束了連續5場不敗的記錄。
  • 雙方此前僅有一次交鋒--土耳其在1960年以4-2獲勝,埃里克-卡爾多和亞歷克斯-楊在安卡拉的Mayis Stadyumu球場為客隊進球。

Scotland take on Turkey on Wednesday in the hope that a friendly examination in a testing environment will stand them in good stead in their final match before European Championship qualifying begins in March.

In unchartered territory, this may turn out to be a friendly that has a bit more fire.

Head coach Steve Clarke and his captain Andy Robertson believe it is exactly the sort of challenge Scotland need. • None What happens when a player is called up?

"It's an important test," Robertson said. "Two teams that are similarly ranked and it will be a full crowd - we know the Turkish crowd can always be lively and get right behind their team.

"When you are in campaigns, these are the types of places you have to come and get a result. It's a good friendly for us and a good way to prepare for the campaign ahead. Both teams wish they were going to the World Cup. We'll both be competitive and try and get out of it what we need to prepare for the Euro campaign."

With no Celtic players involved because of their club tour to Australia and further late call-offs, Clarke is keen to give as many players as possible more international experience, balanced with the tried and trusted.

For some, such as 19-year-old right-back Calvin Ramsay, Liverpool's summer signing from Aberdeen, that may lead to a first international breakthrough.

"I would expect that, over the course of the game, we will use 17 players," explained Clarke. "Calvin hasn't had much game time since he went down. He went down injured.

"I'm remembering the Calvin Ramsay that was a progressive young player at Aberdeen. I would imagine that he's already improved having worked with the Liverpool first-team squad, so we look forward to seeing Calvin and seeing what he can do in the game."

Sassuolo defender Kaan Ayhan and Burnley forward Halil Dervissoglu are among those missing from the Turkey squad that ended their Nations League campaign, while Hull City midfielder Ozan Tufan is out through injury along with Rangers left-back Ridvan Yilmaz.

Two teenage midfielders - Fenerbahce 17-year-old Arda Guler and Torino 18-year-old Emirhan İlkhan - could be in line for their international debuts as head coach Stefan Kuntz also recalls a number of experienced campaigners.

Scotland have lost Southampton striker Che Adams, Everton right-back Nathan Patterson and Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean through injury from their initial squad.

What do we know about Turkey?

Having dropped from a world ranking of 29 in 2019 to their current 45 - five spots below Scotland - Turkey hope they are emerging out of the doldrums.

Since succeeding Senol Gunes after a 6-1 World Cup qualifying group hammering by Netherlands in September 2021, former Germany Under-23 head coach Stefan Kuntz has led his side to seven wins, and only three losses, in 12 games.

Like Scotland, they finished runners-up in their qualifying group before losing their play-off - Portugal being their nemesis - and followed that with promotion from their Nations League section.

In Turkey's case, however, that came in lowly Group C and, although they had already secured top spot by then, a draw at home to Luxembourg and a shock 2-1 loss in the Faroes last time out suggests the 60-year-old former Germany, Kaiserslautern and Besiktas striker still has a tough job on his hands.

Captain Hakan Calhanoglu, the Internazionale midfielder, Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu, Atalanta centre-half Merih Demiral and their main goal threats - Cenk Tosun, the striker who joined Besiktas from Everton in the summer, and Marseille winger Cengiz Under - are among those who have returned to the squad.

Istanbul Basaksehir midfielders Deniz Turuc and Berkay Ozcan will be known to Heart of Midlothian fans via this season's Europa Conference League encounters, while Hoffenheim centre-half Ozan Kabak had a spell on loan to Liverpool, forward Enes Unal was at Anfield before joining Getafe and winger Dogukan Sinik is with Hull.

What they said

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke: "It was important to fit a match into the November window because obviously going from September to March without one is too long for the players. We've managed to get a good percentage of the players that were with us last month even though it's not an official Fifa window. That was important.

"We've picked a difficult friendly - it's a difficult place to come. The fact that we're here for the first game in the history of this city is a big occasion for the city - hopefully the match will do the occasion justice." • None Turkey are currently ranked 45th in the world - five places below Scotland. • None Scotland are unbeaten in four outings, a 0-0 draw away to Ukraine ending a run of three consecutive wins. • None Turkey suffered a shock 2-1 loss away to the Faroe Islands in their final Nations League group game, ending a run of five games without defeat. • None The sides have met just once previously - Turkey winning 4-2 in 1960, with Eric Caldow and Alex Young scoring for the visitors at the Mayis Stadyumu in Ankara.

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