Besiktas will battle until the last day says Slaven Bilic

Beşiktaş will battle until the last minute in the Süper Lig title race according to head coach Slaven Bilic.

“We will battle until the last minute but ultimately it is up to the players whether we lift the title,” Bilic was quoted as saying on Eurosport TR.

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The Black Eagles were held to a goalless draw against Başakşehir in the mini Istanbul derby on Monday.

The draw against the Istanbul minnows resulted in Beşiktaş falling three points behind league leaders Galatasaray.

Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman slammed referee Mete Kalkavan following the game for not awarded his side a penalty.

The Black Eagles were also overtaken by Fenerbahçe who moved into second place following their 5-1 win over Çaykur Rizespor.

Beşiktaş will not play next week as the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) has suspended Süper Lig and Turkish Cup matches for a week following the armed attack on the Fenerbahçe team bus.

The Fenerbahçe team was making its way toward Trabzon’s airport following the win over Rizespor when the attack took place.