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Ataman: “This is our first finale, we will win…”

Turkish Airlines Final Four prepared a press conference for the final match. Our head coach Ergin Ataman and our successful player Shane Larkin represented our team.

Ergin Ataman shared his thoughts at the press conference: “I am very happy because this is our club’s and my first Euroleague final. We’ve tried to play good basketball throughout the season. Our performance last night was the best of the entire season in my opinion. The name of our rival doesn’t matter where we are at the moment. We will try to play the same basketball tomorrow. We will enjoy being on the court and we will make sure the audience enjoys it as well. As I always say coach Obradovic is the best coach of Euroleague history and Fenerbahçe Beko is the best team of this season. Just like Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs. Though we’ve played like Golden State Warriors this season. CSKA Moscow plays like Milwaukee Bucks, Clyburn plays like Antetokounmpo… It will be a great fight tomorrow for us. I hope that Baskonia supporters will support us because we have three players those wore the jersey of Baskonia previously. I am sure that Fenerbahçe Beko supporters will support us as well. Even though we have a rivalry between us in Turkey, Turkish people unite wherever the Turkish flag is present. I hope that we enjoy tomorrow and try our best to win the trophy. We respect CSKA Moscow. They have a very good technical team, players and experienced stars. They’ve played in Final Four for 14 times over 15 seasons. This is our first finale, we will win…”

Our successful player Shane Larkin also stated his thoughts at the press conference: “It is an incredible experience to be here. I am in Final Four with my team for the first time. We’ve had ups and downs throughout the season. Though we’ve played very hard with our coach. This is a very special feeling to be here for us. We have to do everything to take more responsibility. I hope that we will become the champion tomorrow.” 

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