He refused Germany and was not called up by Turkey for Euro 2024

Can Uzun, a young player from Nuremberg, is not included in coach Vincenzo Montella's list for the continental tournament.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 12:09, 9 Jun 2024

Can Uzun, an attacking midfielder for Nuremberg in the German second division, was shocked to learn that he is not part of Vincenzo Montella's selected squad for Turkey for Euro 2024.

"I am very disappointed, I can't understand it," said the 18-year-old player. The absence from the continental tournament is even more painful because Can Uzun, who was born in Germany, was being courted to play for the German U-21 team but chose Turkey instead, trusting that he would be called up for the competition.

"I chose Turkey with my heart and really wanted to play in this European Championship. I have to work harder," the athlete lamented on social media. Uzun's decision to represent Turkey was driven by his strong personal connection to the country, and he was hopeful that his impressive form this season would earn him a spot in the national team.

This season, Can Uzun scored 19 goals and provided three assists in 32 matches for the German team, showcasing his potential and making a strong case for his inclusion in the national squad. His performances have caught the eye of many, and his exclusion from the Euro 2024 squad has been met with surprise by fans and analysts alike.

Uzun's disappointment is shared by his supporters, who had high hopes for his participation in the tournament. His decision to reject Germany's advances in favor of Turkey underscores his commitment and passion for his chosen national team. The young midfielder now faces the challenge of using this setback as motivation to continue improving and proving his worth.

Despite the setback, Uzun remains determined to make an impact. He expressed his gratitude for the support he has received and vowed to continue working hard to achieve his goals. "I am grateful for all the support and will keep striving to improve. This is just a part of my journey, and I am determined to come back stronger," he added.

Turkey, drawn in Group D alongside Portugal, has other talented players, but Uzun's omission will surely be a topic of discussion as the team prepares for Euro 2024. The tournament, set to take place in Germany from June 14 to July 14, will feature some of the best football talent from across the continent, and Uzun's absence will be felt by those who were looking forward to seeing the young star shine on the big stage.

Updated: 12:09, 9 Jun 2024