Bilic – ‘We only have ourselves to blame’ [divider]
Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic revealed that his side only have themselves to blame for losing the Europa League Last 16 first-leg 2-1 against Club Brugge.
“After taking the lead, we had some other chances and should’ve converted them. With their tying goal, the things started going upside down for us, and then we conceded that unlucky penalty,” Bilic told the official Beşiktaş website.
The Black Eagles lost the first leg game despite taking an early second half lead.
Gökhan Töre opened the scoring but Club Brugge scored twice within quick succession to win the game.
The defeat was Eagles first against Belgium opposition in European competition.
The return leg will be played next Thursday at the Atatürk Olympic stadium.
Beşiktaş have not lost a European game at home this season, including games against Premier League giants Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
The Eagles will take on relegation strugglers Kayseri Erciyesspor in Ankara next in the Süper Lig.