Dusan Ivkovic: “It was a morale booster before the game against Real Madrid...”

Defeating Eskişehir 96-68 on the road at the 10th week match of Turkish Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Dusan Ivkovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“We won the game much easier that I originally thought. All 12 of our players got their chances on the court. I believe we did a very good job at controlling the game. We had a total of 24 assists and lots of easy points, for which I’m pleased. We slightly lost the control of the game at the start of the second quarter, but we managed to recover. We had lost our last match in the Euroleague against Nizhny Novgorod. Now, we will be playing against Real Madrid. This win was a morale booster before the game against Real Madrid. Starting from tomorrow, we will do our best to prepare well against them...”

Anadolu Efes’s young talent Furkan Korkmaz also stated his thoughts: “In the last week, we lost against Banvit in the Turkish League and then against Novgorod in the Euroleague. We prepared well for today’s match. Everyone did their best. Now, we are going to play against Real Madrid on the road in the Euroleague. Real Madrid is not an unbeatable team, and we proved that in the first match in Istanbul. We will fight for the win in Madrid. Now, we are going to prepare for them...”

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