Anadolu Efes Head Coach Ergin Ataman has made statements on the events that transpired during the match they played against Galatasaray Nef yesterday.
Expressing his opinion on Burak Elmas leaving the room, Ataman said: “All front field seats at Efes matches are combined seasonal. Despite this, the owners of the combinations were asked to place two seats for the president and his wife, and a place for their children next to Cem Kınay and Ömer Mısırlı, where my combination tickets were and where my guests from Galatasaray were seated. . In addition, the 2 clubs had agreed on the allocation of a box before the matches and they had already been allocated a box. Burak Elmas and his family are people I really appreciate and if I knew in advance they would be my guests in the best seats, I would lift my family and seat them.” said.
“TOUCHING THE FANS IS TOTALLY OUT OF US”
Addressing the issue of Galatasaray fans withdrawing from the venue, Ergin Ataman said: “Field Security Officers are also the company that Anadolu Efes and Galatasaray jointly use at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall. The question of removing fans from Galatasaray is completely outside of us, the implementation of the existing security ban. In addition, in the first game, 40 to 50 supporters were filled by Galatasaray managers in the place that Efes had allocated in good faith to the families of Galatasaray athletes, and cheers were made from there and the police had to intervene again.‘ he said.
“GALATASARAY FANS CREATE THE HEAVIEST ATMOSPHERE”
“I don’t understand what’s going on with this fuss” said the experienced coach, “If there is an attempt to create tension for Galatasaray’s home games, which start tomorrow, it is not necessary. In any case, the Galatasaray supporters have created the most heavy atmosphere of yesterday and today. If I had been verbally abused and attacked by a group of 25-30 supporters outside the parking lot of Sinan Erdem Sports Hall while I was with my son Sarp after the game, we would have been talking about very different things at this time. . However, as the duty of any sportsman, we try to ensure that sport is done in a dignified manner, not to inflame the atmosphere in these situations. While all of Europe today is talking about the Anadolu Efes team and Turkish basketball, I am very sorry that this perception was created by the greatest friend.‘ did he declare.
“WE ARE FRIENDS, OUR LOVE CANNOT BE BROKEN BY ANYBODY”
Addressing once again the issue of President Burak Elmas leaving the room, Ataman said, “Also, I wish our esteemed president, when he appeared on Fatih Altaylı’s show on Haber Türk in January, had reacted to the promotion that offended him and his position, and us, the supporters from Galatasaray, and left the show and showed the same sensibility. However, as the head coach of the Efes team, I apologize if a mistake was made against him yesterday due to the inability of some officials to produce an immediate solution. We are friends, and the bond of love that will solve all family problems cannot be broken by anyone. Once again, I would like to thank the whole Galatasaray community and the great Galatasaray fans who wholeheartedly supported us on our way to the European Championship.‘ he concluded.