Bilic – ‘Beating Liverpool does not mean we will beat Club Brugge’ [divider]
Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic underlined that Club Brugge will be no pushovers in the Europa League Last 16.
Bilic underlined that his side cannot afford to underestimate their opposition and must forget about the victory over Liverpool in the Round of 32.
“We played well against big names, and that gives us confidence. But that is also tricky and dangerous to think, ‘Oh we beat Liverpool, and now we also beat any other team’,” Bilic told the official UEFA website.
Beşiktaş eliminated Liverpool from the competition and remained unbeaten in the group stages against Tottenham.
The Black Eagles have never actually lost against Belgium opposition in Europe however, Brugge remain undefeated in the competition this season and are first in their domestic league.
Beşiktaş will take on Club Brugge in Belgium on Thursday 12 March.
The Belgium giants are currently first in the Belgium league while Beşiktaş are joint first in the Süper Lig alongside Galatasaray on 51 points.
The return-leg will be played next week at the Atatürk Olympic stadium.