Ataman: “I am very happy to win this meaningful trophy once again…”

After defeating Fenerbahçe Beko 71-62 in the 36th Presidential Cup, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his views after the match:

"Despite being the team that won the most, I am very happy to win such a meaningful trophy in front of our arch-rival once again. Congratulations to my players. We played excellent basketball in the first half of the match. Despite being a new team and taking the field with three new players, we played very well. We lost a lot in the second half. When Fenerbahçe Beko started to play with the five shorts, we went a little out of order, but we never let go of the control of the whole match. I am very pleased with all of our new players. I am very pleased with the basketball they played, their work discipline, and their game discipline. They are all players who have proven their selves before. The important thing was to achieve this harmony, we played perfectly in normal order in the first half of the match. We made mistakes when the order changed a bit, but we will get used to them match by match.”

  • Ergin Ataman