Turkey's Colin Kazim-Richards is looking forward to his side's Euro 2008 semi-final against Germany and full of optimism, with his side capable of reaching their first ever major tournament final...
They have since come from a goal down to beat Switzerland, two goals down (and in just 15 minutes) to beat the Czech Republicc 3-2, and in their quarterfinal, with it 0-0 deep into extra time, Croatia took the lead with just two minutes to go, time enough for Semih Senturk to volley home a stunning leveller, after which the Turks emerged victorious on penalties.
"Anything is possible on Wednesday," said Kazim Kazim, formerly of a handful of lower league English clubs, but now of Turkish giants and Champions League quarterfinalists Fenerbahçe. "We've shown we don't give up until the final whistle.
"I had 20 friends and family watching the Croatia game. If they gave me 100 tickets I'd have 100 watching against Germany."
Chet Winter, Goal.com