Turkey coach Abdullah Avci is hoping his positive outlook will rub off on his players as they open their World Cup qualifying programme against the Netherlands on Friday night (Saturday morning AEST).
Avci took over following
But at the start of his first qualification period in charge, he is optimistic his side can get off to a strong start at the Amsterdam ArenA.
He said: "I'm emotional in nature. The word 'no' I do not know. I am someone who at the worst moments always tries to find a positive spin on it.
"My goal is to form a team that offers the fans entertaining football. The players have to have fun."
"My philosophy is to win, no matter where you play.
"My players always display all their emotions and never just accept a loss. That is a big advantage."
Turkey will have to be at its best to see off a Netherlands side, which, despite being in a transitional phase following its dismal efforts at EURO
He said: "They play like we do with a 4-3-3 system, but with the central midfielder further forward.
"They are very good with the ball, both technically and tactically.
"But their players are occasionally careless and this is reflected in their game."
And it will expect to open with a three-point haul as it visits
The other Group D clash in the opening round sees
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