Anadolu Efes Spor Kulübü

Ataman: “We played wiser and won during the overtime…”

Defeating Darüşşafaka Tekfen team 95-86 in the 17th-week match of Tahincioğlu Basketball Super League, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

"It was a good league match. We ran and they chased for the entire match. This has become the character of Darüşşafaka Tekfen, they don’t quit during the Euroleague games either. We were caught on the last basket, we could’ve lost as well, they’ve had the last ball. We player wiser during the overtime and won in the end. This is an important victory. Darüşşafaka Tekfen plays tough and effective in home. We have to organise better for the tough and aggressive defences. We play well with our normal organise but make a lot of mistakes when the toughness begins. Our point-guards made a lot of mistakes today. We have to fix this before the Euroleague matches. Every match goes on as such it is a finale, that’s how tough every match is in Euroleague. Our fans support us very well this season. We need their support during the Herbalife Gran Canaria match as well. We have to play as tough and decisive as ever for the last 9 matches left.”

Our successful player Vasilije Micic also shared his thoughts at the press-conference: “It wasn’t an easy match for us. Darüşşafaka Tekfen plays a good basketball, they played well during the second half especially. We knew that we were going to play against a team that plays in Euroleague. Though we are happy for this victory. For the Gran Canaria, we want to play better and carry on with winning-streak at home.”

  • Ergin Ataman
  • Vasilije Micic