19. 09. 2019

INTERVIEW: Ramazan Yildirim – “We are aiming to achieve great success and raise role-model athletes for national teams”

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Turkish Airlines Sports Club Secretary General Ramazan Yıldırım evaluated the team's current status and goals in an interview with WorldOfVolley.


THY started the season with a trophy. How important is this for a team before official competitions begin?

“We are happy that we have successfully completed one of the goals we set for this season. Winning the Balkan Cup is really important for us, as it is the first European Cup of our club. Besides, this trophy not only strengthened our confidence and motivation in the team but also is an important step for us to go to the Challenge Cup.”

What are your expectations for next season in Turkish league?

“As we have already mentioned, we want to complete Vestel Venus Sultans League this year in the top four teams.”

Have you completed all your goals in terms of transfers this summer?

Everyone in our staff, including the athletes and technical squad, were the people we wanted to work with. We selected the entire staff following our goals and club character. In addition to the performance of each person on the court, we give great importance to characters such as being constructive, unifying, ambitious, hardworking individuals who prioritize the team, not their ideals.“

You will play in the Challenge Cup - what are your goals for this competition?

„Competing in the CEV Challenge Cup is not enough for us, we want to win the Cup. Our team consists of a blend of promising athletes and experienced athletes who have achieved great success at National Teams. We believe that this squad will achieve their goals both in Sultans League and in the Challenge Cup.“

What can we expect from Turkish Airlines in the coming seasons?

„Turkish Airlines, Turkey's flag carrier airline, and is the most valuable brand. As a team operating under the umbrella of a brand representing our country all over the world, our goals will always be high. The ever-increasing momentum we have shown so far is the proof of our words. Turkish Airlines Sports Club aims to achieve great success and raise role-model athletes for national teams. In this case, what is expected from us is to make an effort for our country and the Turkish Airlines family.“

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