Ergin Ataman: There is no excuse to explain this

Anadolu Efes Basketball Team Head Coach Ergin Ataman said that they suffered a heavy defeat against Germany’s Bayern Munich team in the THY Europa League.

The experienced head coach spoke at the press conference held after the 89-81 loss at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall. Stating that they were superior in most of the match, Ataman said, “It was a difficult defeat for us. After playing perfectly for 25 minutes, we stopped in the remaining section. There is no excuse to explain this defeat. It is very difficult to comment.” said.


Explaining that the game has changed since the middle of the third quarter, Ataman said:

“We entered the rotations, but we forgot to play defense after the shots we missed on offense. Bayern Munich also successfully completed very difficult shots. We panicked and lost. One of the important statistics was that we only got 2 offensive rebounds in the game where our opponent had 10 offensive rebounds. We believed that we would hit almost every shot we took, “We didn’t force the rebounds. That was a mental problem. If strong teams like us lose a game with a 16-point lead, the fault is entirely with the coach, that is me.”


Trinchieri: “We deserved the win”

Bayern Munich Head Coach Andrea Trinchieri stated that most of the match did not go well for them.

Stating that they missed a lot of shots in some episodes, Trinchieri said, “After these losses, our rhythm broke down a bit. The match seemed to end in the third quarter. However, we did not give up, we kept going. A veteran like Othello Hunter guided the players. We made an incredible comeback in the fourth quarter and deserved the win. We did.” made its assessment.