Loris Karius has begun his two-year spell with Besiktas and while he has already come in for criticism after making an error in his first game with the Turkish side, it seems as though he is benefitting from being away from the British media.
When players move to the Premier League, a lot is made about whether or not they can handle the intensive demands of playing in a league known for being incredibly physical but little is said about the added pressure of British media focussing on the tiniest of details.
Karius found out how harsh the media can be in the Premier League after he made a mistake in a game against Bournemouth which cost the Reds two points in the dying minutes of the match.
Having completed a two-year loan move to Besiktas, the German goalkeeper will be hoping to forget the drama and heartbreak of the Champions League final last season and seems to be already judging from an interview he conducted recently.
In a short interview with football journalist Serhat Demirtas, Karius said: “I love the Bosphorus, I really want to live in a place with a view of the sea. I did not have this many fans in England and I can say most seem to be female.
“Whenever I am out and about in Istanbul whoever recognizes me wants a photograph.”
It’s good to hear Karius is enjoying his time with Besiktas and to be fair, I would be loving it if I had as many female fans as the German does!