Although they have one foot in next year's finals in Poland and Ukraine, the Croatians will take nothing for granted against the team that knocked them out of the Euro 2008 quarter-finals after equalising with the last kick of extra time.
With the score 1-1 after 120 minutes, the Turks won the penalty shootout and sent their fans into raptures in Vienna's Ernst Happel stadium but they were powerless against a galvanised Croatia side in Istanbul on Friday.
"I don't think we will ever be able to get the 2008 defeat completely out of our system but we have already forgotten the game in Istanbul," Bilic told reporters.
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