Date: October 15th, 2017

Perasovic: “The key to the victory was the high percentage of long-range shoots…”

Defeating Fenerbahçe Doğuş 84-80 in the second-week match of Tahincioğlu Basketbol Super League, Anadolu Efes head coach Velimir Perasovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:
Perasovic: “The key to the victory was the high percentage of long-range shoots…”

“This was a very important match for us. We needed to win today, after losing the first match in the league. We have shown a very good game in the first three quarters. We have had the advantage but in the last quarter our energy was lost and we allowed our rival to get involved in the game. When you play with Fenerbahçe Doğuş you have to find long-range shoots. We have played with a high long-range shoot percentage. This was the key to the victory.”

Anadolu Efes’s team captain Doğuş Balbay also stated his thoughts as: “We needed this victory after Pınar Karşıyaka and Real Madrid matches. We also have had some misfortune. We have shown character and stubbornness in this important match. The offensive rebounds were very important. The statistics of both teams are roughly similar. We used the advantage of being the host very well. We went out to the match with the passion because of the two defeats. We have won against a team like Fenerbahçe Doğuş. The important thing is to not get settled for this, improve the game more and continue. I also congratulate Fenerbahçe Doğuş.”