Tuncay - Point could be crucial

17 March 2009 03:24
Middlesbrough star Tuncay Sanli insists that the draw with Portsmouth at the weekend was 'very important'. Boro went into the game clearly determined to claim a win over relegation rivals Pompey - but in the end they were fortunate to escape with a point as Marlon King scored an injury-time equaliser. But Tuncay is adamant that the point will prove to be valuable to the club. "It was very important that we saved a point from the game," he said. "If we'd lost the game it would have been a bad defeat and everyone would have felt unhappy. "It was such a good feeling to score at the end. Everyone at the club is feeling more positive now." Tuncay has likened Boro's spirit to that of his own country Turkey - who staged some miraculous displays during last year's Euro 2008 finals as they reached the semi-finals. "We found a new energy in the last 20 minutes on Saturday and it was just like Turkey in the European Championships! Turkey always kept going until the referee put the whistle to his lips," he said. "We kept believing right until the last minutes, just like Boro did on Saturday."

Source: SKY_Sports