Mor says Turkey rift claims ‘bulls***’ after Modric selfie

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The Mor-Modric selfie.

Reports in Turkey claimed that Mor’s international teammates were unimpressed with the act, which they viewed as frivolous, while it was also suggested that the new Borussia Dortmund signing is struggling to be accepted in the dressing-room as he doesn’t speak Turkish.

But Mor, who was born and raised in Denmark, moved to allay fears of any discord after playing a starring role in Turkey’s 2-0 victory over Czech Republic at Euro 2016.

“All of the Turkey players have helped me so much, they have all been very nice,” Mor told Sport360 after the game.

“All the talk that my teammates don’t like me, it is all bulls***. They like me very much, they treat me like a little brother.

“I understand some things in Turkish but I’m not so good at talking yet. Of course I know I have to learn.

“Listen, I’m 18 years old and I’ve never played at this level before so of course I want to take a selfie with one of the best players in the world.”

Mor’s eye-catching display delighted Turkey fans, who chanted the young midfielder’s name throughout the match in Lens.

“When the crowd chanted my name tonight, I got goosebumps,” Mor said. “I am lucky to play for two teams now [Dortmund and Turkey] where the fans are so amazing. It’s very good. I am really excited to play in front of the Dortmund fans as they are crazy too.”

After coming on as substitute in Turkey’s first game and not featuring in the second against Spain, Mor justified coach Fatih Terim’s decision to start him against Czech Republic, laying on the assist for Burak Yilmaz’s opener.

“It was okay the coach didn’t play me for the Spain match, I’m just happy to play now,” Mor said.

“He [Terim] told me that I should play like I normally do. Dribble, and if I lose it dribble again. All of the players said don’t be nervous just do your thing.

“I’m never nervous though – many people ask me this but I am not nervous, I am just enjoying playing football and enjoying playing for Turkey. I am proud to play for Turkey.”

Quizzed on comparisons with some of Europe’s best players in recent weeks, Mor said: “I enjoy watching Bale and Ronaldo at Real Madrid – Ronaldo has always been my favourite player. He’s the king.

“But I think I am just a player, Emre Mor. I don’t want to be anyone else.”

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