Besiktas’ biggest advantage will be the fans says Hilbert [divider]
Bayer Leverkusen fullback Roberto Hilbert believes that Beşiktaş’s biggest advantage against Liverpool will be the fans.
The former Beşiktaş player revealed that if the Black Eagles supporters create the kind of atmosphere they did when he was playing for the club that they could pull off a surprise against Liverpool.
“Teams do get worried when playing against Turkish sides, the atmosphere can overwhelm some players especially the less experienced and younger ones,” Hilbert told Bügün.
“Liverpool are going to under a lot of pressure in Istanbul I actually think Beşiktaş will go through.”
Beşiktaş fans are expected to fill the 79,000 Atatürk Olympic stadium against Liverpool in the Europa League Round of 32 return leg.
Liverpool won the first game 1-0 at Anfield thanks to a late penalty from Mario Balotelli.
Hilbert joined Bayer Leverkusen on a free transfer from Beşiktaş in 2013.
The German fullback has three assists in 13 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit this season.
The 30-year-old had nine goals and eight assists in 110 appearances for the Black Eagles.
Hilbert has eight international caps for Germany and made his debut under Joachim Low in 2007.