Trabzonspor striker Majeed Waris admitted he was disappointed with the result but was pleased to have scored the equaliser.
“We started the game with a low tempo but upped the tempo in the second half,” Waris said.
“We came for the win but did not perform to the level we know we are capable of and came away disappointed as a result.
“I am happy to have scored the equaliser but obviously the result was not good enough.
“We now must make up for this now, we did not press enough, we did not close down enough, we have to make up for this.
“The cup is just as important as the league as our manager said and we need to show that.
“We now have to look forward to the Beşiktaş game.
“The whole team know just how important the game is, we need to prepare now and put on our best possible performance.”
Waris has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks.
Trabzonspor President İbrahim Hacıosmanoğlu confirmed United interest in their striker.
“We have received offers for some of our foreign players. A €12 million offer has been made for Waris,” Hacıosmanoğlu said.
“The bid has come from Qatar, but we will not sell him for anything under €20 million. We know Manchester United are monitoring him too.”
Waris joined Trabzonspor for £5 million this summer and has two goals and an assist in all appearances this season.