Cukur, signed in January 2021 following his departure from AZ Alkmaar, spoke proudly of the moment he received word that he would be involved in June’s fixtures.
“The first-team manager called me a couple of weeks ago and told me I would most likely be in the squad, so I knew then but had to wait until it was confirmed and I saw my name on the list,” Cukur explained.
“Me and my family are over the moon. It has been a rollercoaster of a year for me, obviously going out on loan and it not going very well, then coming back and playing in the Under-23s and then making my way into the first-team squad at the end of the season and then topping it off with the call-up for the senior squad for the national team, so obviously it's great news for me and my family.
“I'm going on Friday but it feels like I have to wait for another three weeks! The days are going really slow. I'm really excited and can't wait to start.”