Ataman: “We’ve shown our power…”

Defeating Barcelona 88-86 in the 24th-week away match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"We’ve played perfectly. We started very well, our self-confidence was full. We’ve scored 27 points within the first quarter, this is what our game is all about; sharing the ball well, and play aggressively on defense. Barcelona scored through tough shots, such as the three-pointer Davies scored at the last second of the first half. The game was neck and neck at the beginning of the second half. We’ve managed to take control anyway; our defense was perfect. We’ve shared the ball amazingly on offense. We’ve offended well against switches. Our only issue was not being able to score the empty shots. Barcelona returned within the last 2-3 minutes of the match and scored through tough shots. I believe that we’ve deserved to win tonight. We’ve shown our power and proved that we will fight ‘til the end for the trophy just like last year.”  

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  • Ergin Ataman