Ataman: “We played with low tempo in the first half…”

Defeating the Darüşşafaka team 84-76 in the 9th-week match of the ING Basketball Super League, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"We played with a low tempo in the first half. The tiredness of the two tough Euroleague matches we played during the week caused the lack of concentration. Erten Gazi especially played amazingly in the second half. He pushed the front, so the whole team followed him. We came back amazingly. It was impossible to win the match with our tempo in the first half. Darüşşafaka found their rhythm also. League matches aren’t easy at all, they are tough. Concentration isn’t easy for teams like us who play two matches during the week, there is tiredness also but this is a good win. Congratulations to my players.” 

  • Darüşşafaka
  • Ergin Ataman