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Ergin Ataman: “We said goodbye to 2018 with playing good basketball…”

Defeating Pınar Karşıyaka 104-76 in the Tahincioğlu Basketball Super League game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“We raised a good score difference at the beginning of the match as we took our rival seriously and organized good defense and fastbreaks. We played good time to time. Of course, it isn’t easy to play with the same tempo after raising the score difference to 30 points. We’ve gained what we’ve wanted in the end. We’ve said goodbye to 2018 with playing good basketball. We’ve won 2 trophies in 2018, Turkish Cup and Presidential Cup. Even though we’ve had a very bad season last year in Euroleague, we finished the first half of the Euroleague this season and achieved great success, even though we have a new team. Our targets grew because of the level we are in, of course. The second half of the Euroleague begins with a very important match for us, we will play against Bayern Munich on Thursday. We will start to prepare for that match from tomorrow onwards.”

Our player Sertaç Şanlı also shared his thoughts at the press conference: “Pınar Karşıyaka is one of the good teams of the league, we prepared knowing this fact. We knew it was going to be a tough match but we prepared well and turned this tough match into an easy one for us. The score shouldn’t fool anyone, Pınar Karşıyaka is a good team. We didn’t allow them to make their move via starting with our toughness at the beginning of the match and won. I hope that we continue this game. I wish success to Pınar Karşıyaka as well.”

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