Our representative Anadolu Efes, who defeated the Spanish team Barcelona 86-81 in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, became the champion and made history. Sertaç Şanlı, who plays for Anadolu Efes, made very special statements about the championship.
Anadolu Efes, who defeated the Spanish team Barcelona 86-81 in the Basketball THY Europa League Final Four, became the champion and made history. Sertaç Şanlı, who plays for Anadolu Efes, made very special statements about the championship.
Sertaç Şanlı, who answered the questions of Özgür Sancar live in the Spor Kazanı program on Radyospor, is as follows:
“3 years of labor”
Stating that the historical victory they experienced was very important for them, Sertaç Şanlı said, “It was a great pleasure to bring such a trophy to Turkey. There is 3 years of labor in the middle. We got a very good rhythm. At the end of the third year, we got the fruits of our labor. We are very happy,” he said.
“If it was played last year, we would still be champions”
As it will be remembered, last season Euroleague was recorded as a lost season due to the threat of coronavirus.
Sertaç Şanlı, “If the Euroleague was played last season, would you be champion?” gave the following answer to the question:
“We had a good atmosphere as a whole team. If we played last year, we would have won again. One hundred percent. Has Anadolu Efes been treated unfairly? There are reasons that are out of reach. There was no way anyone could intervene. It was not clear how to take action against the pandemic. Even if it was played, no one would have said anything. It was a special decision last year. We survived last season and got the trophy we deserve this season. “
“Ergin Ataman is the best head coach in Europe”
Sertaç Şanlı also spoke highly of Ergin Ataman, who won a big trophy for Anadolu Efes after Aydın Örs and achieved great success 25 years later. Şanlı said, “Ergin Ataman has a very special place. Together with Ergin brother, we became Euroleague champions. We also won trophies in Galatasaray. Of course, the Euroleague has its place. He is the best head coach in Europe. It is for me right now,” he said.
Goals for the league
“I hope we will be champions in Turkey as well. We wish to close the season with a double cup,” Sertaç Şanlı also explained his goals in the league and concluded his words by giving the following message to the fans:
“Thank you to our fans who have supported us all year. They made us believe in the championship more than we did. With messages from social media, they said that this team will be champions. All messages have their place. We felt everyone’s support behind us. That was an extra motivation.”