Ataman: “We had to win…”

After defeating Frutti Extra Bursaspor 88-85 in the 28th week of the ING Basketball Super League, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his views after the game:

"We played very bad basketball tonight. We were disastrous on the defense. Our pace was very low, but we had to win, we finally won. Of course, our minds are on the Euroleague play-offs right now, but this team shouldn't let so easy buckets. Of course, when we don’t focus on the court, we let them score that much. Frutti Extra Bursaspor is also a very good team, they played very well. Our rival at the Euroleague is AX Armani Milano. At our level, they have similar players. There are star names like Delaney, Rodriguez, and Melli. If we defend like we did tonight, we don't have much chance. But if we put our energy and concentration on the court in Euroleague games, we will make it to the Final Four."

  • Ergin Ataman
  • Frutti Extra Bursaspor