Ataman: “Important Match for the Regular Season First Place…”

Defeating Pınar Karşıyaka team 98-89 in the match of ING Basketball Super League, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

“It was an important match for the Turkey League regular season first place. We came here tired both physically and mentally. We’ve played two Euroleague games in the week. Especially, the Bayern Munich match on Friday tired us. We’ve started badly in this match. We were stable, Pınar Karşıyaka scored with Henry and they had the advantage on the scoreboard all of a sudden. We’ve started to play our own game with some changes. Even though we weren’t able to get efficiency from some of our players, our offensive game was good. We must remunarate Karşıyaka. It is tough to play in these kinds of fixtures, we’ve played 3 consecutive away games. We were in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, then we’ve moved to Munich on Friday and came here. We will play an important match to win and guarantee Euroleague playoffs on Thursday. We will start preparations.” 

  • Pınar Karşıyaka
  • Ergin Ataman