There are lots of football teams in Turkey. Three of these are big clubs. They have lots of fans and also very big budgets. Do you think these teams are successful though? I don’t think so. Let’s think about this. Why aren’t they as successful as they should be?
There are many reasons for this situation. One of the biggest reasons is that the football clubs don’t care about educating new players. They don’t have an adequate, quality training staff. They prefer to find new players from the little Anatolian teams. If they train young players themselves it would be better. They must improve themselves by developing infrastructure. Also, big team’s budgets are very big but they are also falling into a lot of debt because they are buying unnecessary players. For example Fenerbahçe’s is 52 million, Galatasaray’s 61.11 million and Beşiktaş’s is 48.34 million Turkish Liras.
Another problem for Turkish football players, especially big team players, is that they don’t take their jobs seriously. When they play for the big teams they thought everything was going to be perfect and they would be popular, successful, and important people. Their social life is very important for them. They don’t have enough discipline. When they fail in the game they also fail to concentrate and have ambition.
An additional problem for the big teams is that team managers manipulate the trainer’s job by intruding into his methodology of training. This is not good for players and the team trainer; it undermines the respect the players give to the team and their trainer.
I think the solution is training new and young players within the clubs. This means that they should stop buying players from unknown teams, and build infrastructure within their own team. Clubs must invest for the future. Maybe the success won’t come as soon, but it will be well grounded for the future. The team managers should stay out of the training process, because that is not their line of work, and they have a chance of hampering the players’ ability in the game.