Arda Turan scores fine goal for Turkey

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Arda Turan may well have started this season out of the limelight, but the Turkey international has well and truly returned to prominence over the last few months. 

Now, at Barcelona, the midfield ace is on course to claim the treble as he continues to prove his credentials alongside the likes of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi at Camp Nou. 

Turan will also be hoping to make an impression in France this summer as Turkey prepare for Euro 2016. 


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After securing an impressive victory over Sweden last week, the national side secured a 2-1 win in Austria on Tuesday night thanks to a late goal from the Barcelona midfielder.

It's safe to say that Turan's winning goal was the standout moment of the fixture; Ramazan Ozcan, who was in goal for Austria, hit his clearance straight to Turan, who did not disappoint.

With the shot-stopper off his line, Turan duly delivered by unleashing a beautifully accurate chip over the goalkeeper's head. You can see the fine goal in the video below. 

With Turan leading the way, there's no reason why Turkey won't be able to compete at this summer's tournament. Under Fatih Terim's guidance, Turkey could be one of the underdogs to secure the prestigious prize in France. 

But it won't be easy for them to qualify from Group D as they will have to battle the trio of Czech Republic, Croatia and current holders Spain.

Arsenal dig 

Before Turan scored last night, he opted to take a dig at Premier League outfit Arsenal, claiming that he would have ended up at the Gunners if he had just played well. 

The 29-year-old told Diari Ara, as per the Independent: "I felt that I would sign for Barca. Honestly, I thought: 'If I play very well I’ll end up signing for Barca, because my style fits this team. If I play well, finish at Arsenal.'

"For my style, with ball, playing easy, short, aggressive when needed, but especially good, I knew I could get here in Barcelona."

In truth, the midfielder's comments on Arsenal appeared to be slightly unnecessary, but you can't exactly criticise his career choice.  

Ultimately, Luis Enrique's side are out on their own as the best team in world football right now and he's sure to secure a number of trophies over the coming years. 

Do you think Turkey can win Euro 2016? Have your say below! 

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