Ataman: “We Won The Match In The First Quarter...”

Defeating Fenerbahçe Beko team 106-74 in the 26th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"We’ve won the match in the first quarter because we’ve started amazingly and shared the ball very well. We’ve found many shots on the offense and scored through them. These shots were vital for our game plan. We’ve stopped Fenerbahçe Beko for about 4-5 minutes on defense. So, our self-confidence raised against a Euroleague team that is as fit as Fenerbahçe Beko. We were winning mentally. Our defense was a little loose because of the point difference within the second quarter, the score of the quarter was 29-28. In the third quarter, our team returned to the game at the beginning of the third quarter. We’ve given chance to Nando De Colo in the part where Micic played with 3 fouls. Though we’ve scored through offense as well. We have 14 shots, maybe 3-4 of them were last-second shots but the rest of the shots were the shots we’ve scored after the perfect offensive game. This victory holds great importance for us but we have 9 more matches to play like this one.” 

  • Ergin Ataman
  • Fenerbahçe Beko