Bilic – 'We are entering a pivotal week in the season'

Bilic – ‘We are entering a pivotal week in the season’ [divider]

Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic underlined that his side are entering a pivotal week in the season.

The Black Eagles will take on Club Brugge in the Europa League Last 16 second leg followed by the Istanbul derby against Fenerbahçe.

“The season could bottle down to this 2-3 match period we are entering, our European and league campaign could come down to this, it is a key week for us and we are proud to be in this position,” Bilic was quoted as saying by Eurosport TR.

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The Istanbul giants could book a place in the Europa League quarter-finals and widen the gap with third placed Fenerbahçe to seven points.

Alternatively they could crash out of Europe and lose their place as league leaders to Galatasaray and allow Fenerbahçe to close the gap to just one point.

Beşiktaş are currently first in the Süper Lig on 54 points, two ahead of second placed Galatasaray and four points ahead of third placed Fenerbahçe.

The Eagles lost the first-leg against Club Brugge 2-1 and will now take on the Belgium based side at the Atatürk Olympic stadium for the return game.