The marriage between Burak Yilmaz and Fortuna Sittard has already ended after one season. The 37-year-old attacker will no longer have a role in Limburg next season, Hans Kraay junior reported on Sunday afternoon The Tribune.
“Burak Yilmaz is gone. I can say with one hundred percent certainty that he will no longer be with Fortuna Sittard next year. In whatever form. You can hold me to that,” Kraay junior assures. That is not a big surprise, because Yilmaz does not seem to be concerned with Fortuna at all anymore. On Saturday evening, the day before the match between Excelsior and Fortuna, he was a guest at his old club Lille OSC.
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The Turkish veteran played 26 league matches this season, his last on April 9 (4-0 defeat at Ajax). According to Kees Kwakman, Fortuna does not have to mourn his departure. He even speaks of a ‘blessing’ in a sporting sense. “I understand that his presence has an effect on sponsors, it is a very big name. At the start of the season I also thought he was playing nicely, but after the winter break it was no longer possible. That group was in the stomach. “
“I think he made nine, seven of which were penalties (six, ed.). As a new striker, Gladon also occasionally shoots one,” said Kwakman, who is supported by Gertjan Verbeek. “It can also be a bag of stones on your back at some point, a player who takes such a dominant position. We don’t even get the inside information about that. I’ve talked about it with Sjors Ultee, about what happened to him during the preparation. As a starting trainer, that is very annoying. He seems to have had quite a big impact in terms of the line-up and the way of training.”