Arda: ‘Turkey will give their all’

Arda Turan insists his Turkey side will leave no stone unturned in their attempts to earn at least a point against Spain on Friday night.

The Barcelona midfielder admits his side are underdogs in their Euro 2016 Group D clash with the Spaniards, yet remains confident his teammates will give Vicente del Bosque’s side a close run for their money.

“We are going to give everything in the match and we’ll be all out to earn a point,” said Turan in an interview with UEFA.com.

“Spain are a very strong team but, like us, they can only play with 11 players, so we are going to fight right to the end.”

Arda is aware Turkey need to take something from the game, having lost their opening match against Croatia, and believes one point against La Roja will still leave them in a decent position in the group.

“If we can get something then we’ll have a good chance of getting through to the knockout stage, although personally I didn’t do well in our first game and wasn’t effective. However, these kind of things can change in life.

“I’ll try to give my best effort in the match against Spain, but I acknowledge that in the Croatia game I played badly.

“Even so, I’ve worn this shirt more than 90 times and you can count the times on the fingers of one hand that I’ve not played well,” he maintained.

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