Besiktas coach questions Loris Karius motivation
Besiktas coach questions Loris Karius motivation

Besiktas coach questions Loris Karius motivation

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has questioned the motivation of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after he produced another poor performance for the Turkish giants.

Karius has struggled for form since joining Besiktas on a two-year loan deal from the Reds back in August – keeping just five clean sheets in 26 games.

The German’s struggles continued again on Sunday as he conceded two easy goals in a hard-fought 3-2 win over Konyaspor and was jeered by his own supporters.

"He was at fault for the goals he conceded," Gunes said.

"Karius has gone a bit stagnant, something is wrong with his electricity, motivation, enthusiasm for the game.

"It has been like that since the beginning, "he added. "He does not really feel a part of the team.

"It's something we haven't been able to work out and, of course, I am partly to blame for this."

Gunes further suggested he would drop the 25-year-old for his poor form if he had suspended 35-year-old Tolga Zengin available for selection.

"Something is wrong, he has also been unlucky," Gunes said.

"[He] is talented but it hasn't worked out and we have a problem. Let me put it this way, if I still had Tolga available I would play him."

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