Orkun Darnel seems very hopeful about Galatasaray. According to his interview in voleybolextra, he says that Galatasaray was the key team that caused a nigthmare season for Guidetti (honestly I dont know which season he is talking about and what Galatasaray did). He adds, Vakıfbank's unbeatable record of 54 matches motivate us and Galatasaray is the team that can end this. If we were in champions league, with our foreign players rotation, we would have a bigger advantage but now in Turkish league, I would say we are equal.
I understand how Orkun feels after all these really good transfers. I think Galatasaray will be much more challenging than last year however when we compare Guidetti & Barbolini, Guidetti is much heavier. I don't know which 3 foreign players Galatasaray will choose but I hope Montano, Saori and Lo Bianco will be there. Honestly I prefer to see Gamze instead Lo Bianco and Veljkovic as a 3rd foreigner but I dont think Barbolini has balls to make such decisions.
Last week he was criticized because he was very cautious with his words, now he is criticized because he tries to make a good atmosphere for the match. Sometimes I feel sorry for him though I do not really like him. Btw. Saori is not with the team.