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Emre Can
Gender Male
Ethnic Turkish
Job Turkish Footballer
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Org Germany National Team
Club as Player Borussia Dortmund
  Juventus FC
  Liverpool FC
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2017 10 14 Retrieve

[Emre Can on club team-mate Mohamed Salah, whose late spot-kick helped Egypt to a World Cup] It’s crazy. I saw a few videos from the game and how the fans reacted. It was a penalty in the 95th minute. I’m very happy for Mo - he is the King of Egypt!

2019 09 04 Retrieve

[Emre Can says Juventus will try to sell both striker Mario Mandzukic] It was very shocking for me because last week I was told and promised something else. Yesterday I got a call from the coach, in which he told me in less than a minute and without explanation that I was not in the squad. I can not explain it, nobody has given me a reason until now. Me and my agent had talks with other clubs, Paris [Saint-Germain] as well. After discussions with Juventus, we decided to stay with the club. A condition was to play in the Champions League, and that was what I was promised. Yesterday it was said - one day after the transfer period ended - that I’m not in. It just makes me angry how they’ve dealt with me. I’ll deal with the consequences when I get back and talk to the club. I want, and I have, to play in the Champions League

[The German revealed in April that he would one day like to play in Turkey, the country both his parents hail from, which could potentially spell good news for Galatasaray, Besiktas or Fenerbahce] Why not? One day, when I am a little older, Turkey is surely a possibility. I can imagine living and play in Istanbul one day. That is a wonderful city

[He also didn’t rule out a return to Frankfurt] You should never say never. Frankfurt is my city and it stays my city. My parents and my friends live there and I visit them regularly when I have a couple of days off. And I follow Eintracht as well. Respect for what they’re achieving this season

2019 09 04b Retrieve

[Emre Can made no attempt to hide the reasoning behind his decision to leave Liverpool for Juventus on a free transfer] I lost the Champions League Final against Cristiano Ronaldo last season. This season, I want to win it with him

[Even more gallingly for Can, he is now unlikely to ever lift the trophy alongside Ronaldo. Indeed, he hasn’t even been included in Juve’s squad for this season’s Champions League] It was very shocking for me. Last week I was told and promised something else. But, yesterday, I got a call from the coach, in which he told me in less than a minute and without explanation that I was not in the squad. I cannot explain it, nobody has given me a reason until now. Me and my agent had talks with other clubs [during the summer], PSG included. But after discussions with Juventus, we decided to stay with the club. A condition was to play in the Champions League, and that was what I was promised. Yesterday it was said - one day after the transfer period ended - that I’m not in. It just makes me angry and sad how I’ve been treated. I will take my decisions when I get back and talk to the club. I want, and I have to, play in the Champions League

2019 10 10 Retrieve

[Emre Can says he is unhappy at Serie A champions Juventus as the Germany international struggles for game time in Turin] I’m not happy [at Juventus] right now. I don’t play much at the moment. Last season I played a lot. Especially in important games for Juventus. And I also played well there. I haven’t had a chance this season. But now I think, when I come back to the club, I will get chances again. I am definitely grateful to Joachim Low. Because I didn’t play much in the club and he invited me anyway. Nevertheless, he gave me the chance. That’s why I was simply happy that I played again

2019 11 18 Retrieve

[Emre Can has admitted to being unhappy with the limited playing time on offer at Juventus] I’m just an ambitious guy who always wants to compete at the highest level. But I’m also learning from this tough time when things are not going the way I was hoping. I’m not playing games from the start, so I’m not happy, but I will stay strong and keep working on myself. I’m often in the gym before or after training, doing extra shifts. I want to be ready. A lot can always happen in football

[The Germany international also exasperated over a perceived lack of commitment from young footballers] They have the chance of a lifetime if they are allowed to practice with the professionals. However, some of them sometimes have a body language that almost makes me angry. I often go to these players at Juventus, talk to them, try to show them what they can do when they try hard and show themselves. But some don’t understand it.

2019 12 18 Retrieve

[Man Utd-linked Emre Can increasingly likely to leave Juventus in January] It was very shocking for me because last week I was told and promised something else. Yesterday I got a call from the coach, in which he told me in less than a minute and without explanation that I was not in the squad. I can not explain it, nobody has given me a reason until now. Me and my agent had talks with other clubs, Paris [Saint-Germain] as well. After discussions with Juventus, we decided to stay with the club. A condition was to play in the Champions League, and that was what I was promised. Yesterday it was said - one day after the transfer period ended - that I’m not in. It just makes me angry how they’ve dealt with me. I’ll deal with the consequences when I get back and talk to the club. I want, and I have, to play in the Champions League

2020 01 31 Retrieve

[Juventus midfielder Emre Can has completed a loan move to Borussia Dortmund on deadline day] I think the team has great potential and can win something. I am convinced that I can help them and can’t wait to play in front of these fans for whom Borussia Dortmund is known all over the world for the first time

2020 02 11 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can says his new side have to learn to play dirty at times] We conceded goals too easily. I’ve only been here for a week but this team, which was enormous potential, has to learn one thing: to put it crudely, we have to play dirty sometimes and commit fouls if we have to. Everyone has to defend together. We all have to get better defensively as a unit, from front to back. I don’t just mean the goalkeeper or the defenders, I mean everyone. It’s a setback for us but the season still has a long time to go. I believe in this team, I’ve realised that in my short time training with them. I’ll definitely be throwing myself into my work to help the team, because I can play better as well. You’ll see that in the future

2020 02 18 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund have made Emre Can’s loan deal permanent] I think the team has great potential and can win something. I am convinced that I can help them and can’t wait to play in front of these fans for whom Borussia Dortmund is known all over the world for the first time

2020 03 08 Retrieve

[Emre Can reveals Man Utd offer before Dortmund move and explains why he didn’t give it a second’s thought] I had three offers from the Premier League alone, including from Manchester United, but I didn’t think about that for a second because of my Liverpool past. I have always had an extreme sympathy for BVB. I wanted to go to a club for which I can be important where I am needed. That’s the case in Dortmund. Borussia suits me well - and vice versa

When we were kids we kicked on a rubber court and always played a ‘mini World Cup’. We spent a lot of time digging until our knees looked bad, but it was always about winning. I learned this quality on the football field - and it goes with me everywhere. No question, you can learn from a defeat. But winning is much cooler. I hate to lose

We conceded goals too easily. I’ve only been here for a week but this team, which was enormous potential, has to learn one thing: to put it crudely, we have to play dirty sometimes and commit fouls if we have to. Everyone has to defend together. We all have to get better defensively as a unit, from front to back. I don’t just mean the goalkeeper or the defenders, I mean everyone. It’s a setback for us but the season still has a long time to go. I believe in this team, I’ve realised that in my short time training with them. I’ll definitely be throwing myself into my work to help the team, because I can play better as well. You’ll see that in the future

2020 03 14 Retrieve

[Emre Can tells about his footballing upbringing] When we were kids we kicked on a rubber court and always played a ‘mini World Cup’. We spent a lot of time digging until our knees looked bad, but it was always about winning. I learned this quality on the football field - and it goes with me everywhere. No question, you can learn from a defeat. But winning is much cooler. I hate to lose

2020 03 29 Retrieve

[Midfielder Emre Can was excited as Dortmund to resume training in groups of two] It’s important that we go back to the field. It doesn’t get boring.

[Germany international Can is confident that, if the season picks up again soon, his side will be able to mount a serious challenge for the crown this time around] It will be very, very difficult. We still have direct duels with Bayern and Leipzig. We have a good squad, it won’t be easy. But I think yes, that it is still possible

[Can says it makes sense for the players to help out as the future becomes uncertain] It was very quick for us in the team. We footballers have a responsibility, we earn a lot of money and want to give something back

2020 04 15 Retrieve

[Dortmund midfielder and former Liverpool and Juventus star Emre Can said ahead of the resumption of training last month] It’s important that we go back to the field. It doesn’t get boring

2020 04 19 Retrieve

[Emre Can says Sarri didn’t give him a fair chance] This has been a very difficult time for me in the last few months. Last season I was an important part of the team. We deserved to win the championship and I also played very good games in the Champions League. The new coach didn’t give me a fair chance at all but for the most part it was still a great time in Turin, for which I am grateful. This chapter is definitely over

[Can also took the chance to be complimentary of former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo] I can say that it’s no accident that he’s where he is today. He’s very, very professional. He subordinates everything to football

[on Jadon Sancho] I knew even before I joined BVB that he is a very good player. But since I’ve been here, I know that he’s world class. Maybe the best player at his age. He has everything a top football player needs and has a great future ahead of him

2020 04 19b Retrieve

[Emre Can has admitted that he is still in disbelief over being shown a red card for violent conduct following his altercation with Neymar during Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League exit at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain last month] I still don’t know. It just wasn’t a red card. Anyone who knows anything about football knows how often these situations happen. Neymar just threw himself on the field. If that’s red, we can give 15 suspensions in every game

Yes, [we can win it]. Of course it will be difficult but we still play against Bayern and Leipzig. We still have the direct competitors ahead of us. We have to win and games behind closed doors must not be an excuse!

[Can has admitted that the timing is tough for his old club Dortmund] The situation is extremely unfortunate and bitterly straight. Of course the championship would be deserved if the season were to be abandoned now, but the team could not celebrate with the fans who are so longing for the title. I hope that the celebration would happen later in that case

[Questioned further on the difference between former Dortmund supremo Klopp and Favre] What they have in common [is that] they are great managers. Everyone knows Klopp, everyone knows how emotional he is and how close he is to his players, but Favre is also very close to his players off the pitch, he asks us every day how we are doing. That makes us feel important. He is a very polite person, just great

2020 05 04 Retrieve

[Can said of his return to the Bundesliga] I am very happy because I came back at the right moment. I like it a lot in Dortmund. I was very well received and I enjoy being an important part of a team

2020 05 21 Retrieve

[Emre Can sends Sancho Man Utd warning as he admits he could never join Red Devils] I see no reason to put Manchester United above Borussia Dortmund. Not from a sporting side and not because of the appeal. I’d tell him to stay put and let’s play together forever. Jadon has class that not a lot of players possess. I noticed that fairly quickly. He’s enormously important for us

The comparison fits. Both are record champions and have huge strength. In addition, big names like Bastian Schweinsteiger and Owen Hargreaves played for both clubs. But I would never play for United because of my time in Liverpool. My heart won’t let me do that. The rivalry between the clubs is really huge. When I came to Dortmund in the winter, I compared a lot of things here with Liverpool. The clubs are really similar, have a familiar environment and unique fans. And both love Jurgen Klopp!

2020 05 26 Retrieve

[Emre Can, a half-time substitute against Bayern, echoed the thoughts of team-mate Hummels following Dortmund’s first home league loss in more than a year] We have to be realistic. Bayern are now seven points clear of us. We need to look at ourselves and win the remaining games. If nothing happens, Bayern will win the title

2020 05 27 Retrieve

[Favre says it will be ‘brutally difficult’ to catch Bayern after Klassiker loss] We did not play a bad game, it was very open, but in the last quarter we lacked the consequence, the last pass did not arrive, so unfortunately we lost. I think we had the mentality, we wanted to win 100 per cent. We have to be realistic [about the Bundesliga]. We have to look at ourselves and try to win the last few games. If nothing happens, Bayern will be champions

2020 06 06 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can has warned Jadon Sancho that he must keep his behaviour in check if he hopes to join the world’s elite] We know that he just has to be more disciplined in some things, but he knows that himself. He just has to be smarter and grow up with things like that. He can’t afford to make such mistakes in the future. You have to lead Jadon the right way. He’s a great boy, even off the pitch. He doesn’t do it on purpose to cause a scandal. Maybe he trusts too many other people in some things