Kavlak – 'We have no time for mourning, we are playing Liverpool next week'

Kavlak – ‘We have no time for mourning, we are playing Liverpool next week’ [divider]

Beşiktaş midfielder Veli Kavlak underlined that his side have no time to be upset about losing 1-0 against Eskişehirspor as they must focus on the Europa League Round of 32 second leg tie against Liverpool on Thursday.

“Of course, we are deeply disappointed with the loss, however, there is no time for the mourning because we’ve got an important game coming up against Liverpool. I hope our fans will come out to support us,” Kavlak told the official Beşiktaş website.


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Kavlak also revealed that he thought the pitch quality had a negative effect on the Black Eagles performance.

“Despite making a bright start into the game, we conceded an unlucky goal. Then, we pushed hard for the equaliser, but they defended well, and the poor pitch prevented us from staging our real game,” he added.

Kavlak was born in Austria but is also a Turkish citizen through his parents and eligible to play under a domestic status in Turkey.

The 25-year-old joined Beşiktaş for £600,000 from Rapid Vienna in 2011 and has seven goals and 14 assists in 137 appearances for the Black Eagles.