In Anadolu Efes, who defeated the Spanish team Barcelona 86-79 in the 16th week of the Basketball THY Europa League, head coach Ergin Ataman said that they played very well in the second and third quarters of the competition.
Speaking at the press conference held after the match hosted by Sinan Erdem Sports Hall, Ataman stated that they could not start the fight well and said, “We missed a lot of shots in offense. After Larkin entered the game, we played excellent basketball, especially in the second and third quarters. We had 19 assists in this match. We got a little stressed out because of our ranking, we made simple mistakes. But we regained control in the last 2-3 minutes. used the expressions.
Experienced head coach, about national player Shane Larkin, who played an important role in the victory with his 23 points, said, “Larkin’s performance in this match was a performance that the whole sports public expected. We expected it the most. He made a very serious contribution. The star player of the team. Star players. Larkin had serious difficulties at the beginning of the season. He was working hard. This match is also important for him in terms of morale. which would be a comeback. This keeps the performance going. ” he spoke.
Barcelona Head Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius stated that they lost control completely in the third quarter of the match.
Congratulating Anadolu Efes for its win, Jasikevicius said, “They played better than us in this game. We lost control completely in the third quarter. We couldn’t help each other. We played 4 games in seven days. There was also a little tiredness on us. We tried to regain control later, but go back. It was really difficult. We couldn’t do that. ” found the assessment.