Besiktas without a derby win under Slaven Bilic

Beşiktaş without a derby win under Slaven Bilic [divider]

Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic expressed his disappointment at losing the Istanbul derby 2-0 against Galatasaray.

“It is really hard to accept losing,” Bilic said.

“We lost in a similar fashion against Fenerbahçe. 

“We were not bad in the first half but conceded a soft goal after the break due to our poor defending. 

“Afterwards we were forced to chase the game but the red card really hurt us. 

“It was a naive and stupid move, I cannot believe what happened and we suffered afterwards. It was really tough to compete with 10 men, we hit the crossbar and gave it our best shot but the players were exhausted towards the end of the game.”

Bilic has yet to win a derby game against Fenerbahçe or Galatasaray since taking over. Beşiktaş have lost all three games against Galatasaray under the former Croatian national team managers command.

The Black Eagles go into the winter break in second place on 35 points just one point behind league leaders Fenerbahçe.