FC Bayern deservedly advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, beating Besiktas 3-1 on the night and 8-1 on aggregate. "We progressed smoothly if you consider both matches," said Jupp Heynckes after the final whistle, but his players saw room for improvement.
Reaction to Besiktas v BayernJupp Heynckes:
"We progressed smoothly if you consider both matches. Besiktas hadn't lost at home in the competition before, which shows they're a very strong team. It's not easy to win here. We were certain to advance when it was 7-0. It's perfectly normal that you have problems here and there. The only pinch of bitterness was that we collected too many yellow cards. Thiago felt pain in the sole of his foot. He'll be examined tomrrow but I don't think it's too serious."
"It was a hectic match, both teams often lost possession, especially ourselves in the second half. Taken altogether we put up good resistance, even if our organisation wasn't ideal. If you win 3-1 in Istanbul you haven't done everything wrong. We're delighted we've done our jobs, now we're focusing on the next round."
"It was great fun to play here. We scored at the right time but struggled at times due to silly mistakes. We know we have to improve, we'll face stroner opponents in the Champions League."