Ataman: “The pressure for the third consecutive Euroleague caused us anxiety”


In a very difficult position in terms of qualifying for the playoffs Euroleague is located Anatolou Efes.

The Turkish team, despite the fact that it counts two consecutive titles and has an excellent roster, is currently at 16-16 and needs… “wrong shots” from some teams so that it can get back into the qualification game.

Nevertheless, the Effects showed that it is in a good direction in terms of its performances, as in the 31st matchday it very easily defeated Virtus Bologna with 86-67. THE Ergin Ataman commented… humorously on the fact that Efes has 4/4 against the Italian teams, while referring to the chances of the Turkish team for qualification.

In detail what he said:

“We found the right way to play basketball, but it might be too late. Maybe, if we played in the Italian league, we would win the championship. But we play in the EuroLeague. We lost too many games. We lost 3-4 games in overtime. None of my coach-friends now want to play against us in the playoffs. But we have very little chance. That’s life.

We’ll see what happens in the next couple of weeks. At the start of the season, we faced pressure from the club, the fans and the media to win a third successive title. Bad luck did not allow us. We lost a lot of games in the last second and in overtime, those games put pressure on us, especially in the second half of the season. Things are no longer in our hands. Maybe that’s why my players were relieved and we played basketball the right way. But that’s okay, this season is like that. We’ll see what happens in the next two weeks.”

Source: Sport Fm

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