Dusan Ivkovic: “I’m very pleased with the performance of our young prospects...”

Defeating Büyükçekmece 91-61 at the fourth week match of Spor Toto Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Dusan Ivkovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“First of all, good evening. We deserved to win the match today. Anadolu Efes was the better side on the court. We played good basketball. After losing two consecutive matches at home, this match was extremely important for us. I’d like to congratulate my lads for their performance. They were well-concentrated, reflected the team spirit, and handled the game in an excellent manner. 24 offensive rebounds indicate how enthusiastic our players are. I was also very pleased with the performance of our young prospects. While Alex is injured, Ahmet did very well in the paint and had his first double-double. Another important name from Efes’s youth academy, Oğulcan also played very well. I value the performance of our young players very highly. I would also like to congratulate Büyükçekmece. We had played a preseason match with them as well. They had a very good start into the season. I wish the best of success to them in their upcoming matches...”

Anadolu Efes’s prolific player Cedi Osman also stated his thoughts: “We got unexpected defeats in the last two weeks. This match was very important for us to recover. We reacted really well today, and won with a fine margin. The score was balanced in the first part of the game. Büyükçekmece is a great team, and they performed splendidly in the first two matches of the league. We won the game today, and we are in good spirits. We now want to win our match against Laboral in the Euroleague this week by preparing as good as we can.”

  • Dusan Ivkovic
  • Büyükçekmece
  • Spor Toto Basketball Super League