"The Cup is Theirs, the Honor Ours�
I have lived in Istanbul for 45 years and have been watching football. Yesterday, both gave me the most satisfaction. I can say without any hesitation, that our greatest joy was yesterday's magnificent event, reminiscent of Galatasaray clinching the UEFA Cup in  and Turkey finishing third in the  World Cup.
First of all, I would like to say a thousand thanks to Senes Erzik; because had it not been for his efforts, we, for many years to come, would only have been able to witness such a final in our dreams. On this issue, the service rendered by Erzik is so great that he should be awared the highest honor for his service to his country. "
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