Ergin Ataman: We are assertive and confident in ourselves

Anadolu Efes’s head coach Ergin Ataman, who will compete in the THY Europa League Final Four to be held in Germany on May 28-30, said he believes they will bring the cup to Turkey.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) at Istanbul Airport, Ataman stated that the last season was behind and they got to the Final Four.

Reminding that they will face the CSKA Moscow team of Russia in the semifinals, Ataman said, “It is sure to be a difficult match. CSKA Moscow is the last champion, the champion of 2019. We lost in the final, now we want to get this rematch and write our name to the final. . ” used the expressions.

Emphasizing that they are confident in themselves, Ataman said, “After overcoming CSKA Moscow obstacle, of course, we will set the goal to the championship. We are assertive and confident. We play good basketball. Hopefully we will continue this in Cologne. It is important for us to reach the final. On the other hand, it looks like the favorite Barcelona, ​​but Milan. It is also a very dangerous, very experienced team. It is not clear what will happen in that match. I see that match as a match in the middle. ” found the assessment.

“We are the best basketball team in Europe”

Experienced head coach stated that they are currently the best basketball team in Europe.

Reminding that they eliminated one of the favorite teams of the tournament like Real Madrid, Ataman said:

“We overcame the problems at the beginning of the season. We are the best basketball team in Europe in the second half of the season. We have passed a very tough Real Madrid series. Real Madrid was one of the favorite teams in the play-offs. We do not worry about them anymore, they are behind. We are behind. We are only focused on the next target and we will try to reach that target. “

Referring to the importance of daily performances in the finals played in one match, Ataman completed his words as follows:

“We have been at the top of European basketball for 3 years. We are the team that won the most matches in the THY Europa League. Of course, we deserve the championship, but these are single matches. The final matches will be determined by the performances on that day. We want it very much in the season. “


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