Velimir Perasovic: “We did well to stop our opponent’s weapons...”

Defeating the Israeli side Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv on the road 77-86 at the tenth week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes coach Velimir Perasovic commented at the post-game press conference:

“Euroleague matches are challenging for everyone. Each win counts, while each defeat is almost a tragedy. While coming here, we knew that Maccabi had the best current form in the Euroleague, having won their last three matches. Still, every match is really tough. If we get defeated by Barcelona next week, that will be a step back. This is why we prepare well to matches, and we played a very good one today. We did well to stop Maccabi’s weapons, and were very careful on rebounds. These were the keys to the match. We are an athletic team but Maccabi also is, so we showcased our mind and fighting spirit on the court as well. You can’t play basketball merely with athleticism.”

  • Velimir Perasovic
  • Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv