Ataman: “We performed well in the second half…”

Defeating Tofaş team 107-94 in the 6th-week away match of the ING Basketball Super League, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

“I want to reproach the federation. I don’t understand why we had to play this league match today on a Sunday after playing in Euroleague on Wednesday and Friday. Turkish League matches can be played on Mondays easily. As Tofaş didn’t have any European matches this week this match should’ve been played on Monday. Of course, our team was tired, we are coming back from two Euroleague matches. We failed to find the energy and the motivation within the first half and the rival team scored 58 points. We spoke during half-time and I’ve reminded that we must use our energy in the second half to win. We performed well with an energetic game, amazing defense, and fantastic basketball in the second half. Congratulations to all of my players, we performed well in the second half…”

  • Tofaş
  • Ergin Ataman