Dusan Ivkovic: “Winning this game was really crucial for us.”

Defeating Banvit on the road 92-87 at the 18th week match of Spor Toto Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Dusan Ivkovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“It was a very difficult, exciting and tough game. I believe we were the side that deserved the victory. After three consecutive losses, winning this game was really crucial for us. Due to pressure by the opponent in the second and fourth quarters, which was amplified by their fans, we lost control of the game in some moments. And this is how we allowed them to bring down the 14-point margin. Still, we managed to be the winning side in the end. This week, we will play up to four matches due to the Turkish Cup. Therefore, we will immediately start preparing for our match against Pınar Karşıyaka on Wednesday. Tomorrow morning, we will head to Bursa for the Turkish Cup matches. We will try to do our absolute best at the Turkish Cup. I would like to congratulate Banvit's coach and players for their success in the Eurocup. I wish them success for the remainder of the season in the league, Eurocup and the Turkish Cup...”

  • Banvit
  • Anadolu Efes
  • Dusan Ivkovic