Gunes keeps low profile despite success

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Compared to his other colleagues coaching in the semifinals, Turkey's Senol Gunes has kept a decidedly low profile.

Gunes keeps low profile despite success

Yokohama:

Compared to his other colleagues coaching in the semifinals, Turkey's Senol Gunes has kept a decidedly low profile and he prefers it that way. "First of all this is not my team, it is the team of Turkey and the Turkish people," Gunes said. "This is Turkey's success". Germany's Rudi Voeller, South Korea's Guus Hiddink and Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari have all garnered headlines for their teams' surprising World Cup success. Hiddink has even reached godlike status in Korea after helping the Koreans become the first Asian team to advance to the tournament's semifinals. Gunes' achievements have been almost as impressive, but he's drawing less attention, preferring to give the limelight to his players as he has quietly led Turkey to the final four in its first World Cup appearance in 48 years. "Of course I am proud of both myself and my players. I am carrying the happiness of a person who is doing his job very well," he said. "The fact that we have reached this point in the World Cup shows our strength in the world arena," Gunes added. (AP)

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