Erwin Koeman is very proud of Fenerbahçe's way on Thursday. The interim trainer of the Turkish team won Anderlecht in the Europa 2-0 League.
"I think we're playing with a lot of confidence," said Phillip Cocu's temporary successor at the press conference after the game. "This victory is deserving."
Fenerbahçe recalled his first victory since October 4. The difference was made in the second half by tracing Mathieu Valbuena and Michael Frey, but Koeman was particularly proud of the team's performance. "We worked well together as a team, and if you're working hard, you'll always have the chance to win games."
A week and a half ago Cocu was driven in Istanbul due to disappointing results. Under Koim interim coaches and Chris van der Weerden, Fenerbahçe 2-2 played straight to Galatasaray, and then the home win at Anderlecht on Thursday.
Koeman sees how Defense Fenrbahçe disables Bakkali
Fenerbahçe has seven points in the Europa League D group after four games and is on the way to place in the tie.
Koeman saw how his Zakaria Bakkali defense was invisible on Thursday. The former PSV player was the star with two hits in the first game in Brussels (2-2). In Istanbul he was sent out of the field twice in the last phases.
"We made sure that the areas in the back were small and because of this, Bakkali could not show its merits and it was not dangerous," said Koeman. "It was a difficult race, but the team was not with the greatest chances, and it took a long time before we could use it."
Koeman plays with Fenerbahçe at home against Alanyaspor on Sunday. There is a duel between the fifteen and thirteen of the Turkish Süper Ligers.
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