Ahmet Çakı: “Everyone did their best today...”

Defeating Muratbey Uşak Sportif 71-65 at the 28th week match of Spor Toto Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Ahmet Çakı stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“We had a nice match today against Muratbey Uşak Sportif, one of the strong teams in the league. I would like to congratulate my team, as well as Muratbey Uşak Sportif. It was a difficult game for us. Although I started this season as the assistant coach at the technical staff, we decided to change things around with my ideas, and by talking to our players. Naturally, that whole adaptation was not easy with only three training sessions. That was a risk, but we made our decision to become a better team at the playoffs. Especially in these challenging conditions, I’m happy to be the on winning side even though we only made 27% of our three pointers and committed 18 turnovers. I hope we can better improve these aspects of ours that we are working on, and become a better team of Anadolu Efes. I would like to congratulate my lads, both on and off the court. Everyone did their best. I hope we will win our two remaining matches, and conclude the league in the top spot...”

Anadolu Efes’s Furkan Korkmaz also stated his thoughts: “We had a nice start into the game. We were concentrated well on the match. Today, we tried to play a different basketball. We tried to play a fast-paced game, and score points that are powered by our defense. We did these well in the beginning, but we lost our rhythm in the second half. Thanks to how we played in the fourth quarter, we managed to win the match. The win is all that counts, and we are happy. I would also like to congratulate Muratbey Uşak Sportif.”

  • Spor Toto Basketball Super League
  • Muratbey Uşak Sportif
  • Ahmet Çakı