Dusan Ivkovic: “We displayed our real character on defense...”

Defeating the Greek side Olympiacos 84-70 at the fifth week match of Euroleague Top 16, Anadolu Efes Coach Dusan Ivkovic commented on the post-game press conference:

“As Anadolu Efes, we deserved to win this match today. This is such a crucial win for the team. We managed to win following a horrible defeat in the Euroleague. We had talked about this while preparing for the game. We had an unbalanced start to Top 16, but we have two wins and two losses. This was such a valuable win to help the team recover. This result will be a very good start for our recovery. Olympiacos is a very strong team. We displayed our real character on defense, as we were supposed to. Our defensive endurance against pick and rolls was a significant factor for us to win. Today's match was a high quality one, featuring both teams with a high level of energy in a very high level of rhythm. My players paid a lot of effort, and managed to read the game so well especially in the second half. We will be playing lots of matches in February, including Turkish Cup matches. We want to maintain and increase our performance...”

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  • Dusan Ivkovic