Loris Karius believes floodlights are the reason behind his poor concentration.
The German shotstopper, currently nearing the end of a two-year loan with Besiktas, has conceded 45 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions this season.
And according to Fotospor, Karius is blaming the floodlight system in Turkish stadiums for affecting his vision and has done so on a number of occasions this term.
And in today’s Bizarre story of the day Loris Karius has ‘claimed’ [according to Fotospor] that the floodlights in Turkish stadiums are blinding him which is why he’s made errors this season…— Turkish Football (@TurkFootballTV) March 5, 2020
The report then asks whether this is due to Karius’ concussion while at Liverpool 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/AKWKgpXAs4
This wouldn’t be the first time Karius’ error have been blamed on other factors. His two costly errors in the 2018 Champions League final against Real Madrid were attributed to the concussion he suffered from a collision with Los Blancos skipper Sergio Ramos.
Karius himself says he no longer thinks about that infamous game despite it bringing about a massive decline and revealed he hopes to return to Liverpool.
“I don’t think about Kiev anymore, it’s so long ago, nearly two seasons now,” Karius was quoted as saying back in October.
“There were so many circumstances. I had a bad injury and nobody was talking about it. People can say what they want, it doesn’t really concern me anymore.
“After I was assessed, we realised [about the concussion] but while the game is going on, you have too much adrenaline to realise.
“I am happy Liverpool won the Champions League the following year, and they have a good chance again this year, so let’s see where it takes them. I still speak to the goalkeeping coach and some of the players.”
It’s looking increasingly unlikely that Karius stays in the Turkish capital once his loan deal is complete, with Turkish newspaper Milliyet, via Sport Witness, saying that the 26-year old is in danger of being dropped by manager Sergen Galcan if the team lose against Galatasaray this weekend.
If fifth-placed Besiktas fall to a ninth defeat in the league, young goalkeepers Utku Yuvakuran and Ersin Destanoglu are expected to be called upon for the remaining games of the seasons.