Ataman: “We found the chance to rest our players who play longer in Euroleague…”

Defeating HDI Sigorta Afyon Belediye team 86-67 in the 8th-week match of ING Basketball Super League and continuing the victory series with the 8th won, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"Euroleague is the measure that matters to us, HDI Sigorta Afyon Belediye lacked their best player tonight. We are at the intense Euroleague tempo at the moment, we’ve played an away game this Friday. It will be double week next week. Therefore we’ve rested our players who play longer in Euroleague. Erten contributes very well to dynamism and basketball. Sertaç also played tonight after a 3-week absence, played for 18 minutes. We must use him as well in Euroleague matched in the absence of Dunston. Some professional leagues continue to postpone because of the pandemic but both Turkey and Euroleague must have a standard for these postponements. Some teams, those Friday matches that were postponed in Euroleague will play in their own leagues tonight. I don’t think that's fair.” 

  • Ergin Ataman
  • Afyon Belediyespor