Fenerbahçe Beko Men’s Basketball Team Head Coach Aleksandar Djordjevic, our captain Melih Mahmutoğlu and our player Şehmus Hazer made statements to Fenerbahçe TV after the Beşiktaş Icrypex victory.
Starting his speech by thanking our fans for their support, our Head Coach Aleksandar Djordjevic said, “First of all, I would like to thank every single fan who came here and supported us. We haven’t been with them for a long time. They showed great respect to this team by being here today. We are grateful.” said.
Referring to the busy match schedule and injured players, Djordjevic said, “We missed playing here. We got an important win here and now we are going away. We will play 2 important matches against Baskonia and Barcelona. We totally have this in mind. We expect some of our injured to be included in the team again. Tarık and Ahmet were in the squad, but they were not ready. This is our situation. This is how we work.” he said.
Finally, our Head Coach evaluated the match and said, “We had problems in rebounds in the first quarter of the match. When we started to control the rebounds and run, we turned the course of the game in our favor. Nando De Colo is very good at directing the game. Şehmus performed very well against his old team. The captain was also one of the names that carried the team in the second half. We made simple mistakes in the third quarter, but we expected a tough game. We managed to win.” used the phrases.
Captain Melih Mahmutoğlu, who scored 13 points against Beşiktaş Icrypex, said, “There was a nice atmosphere. On behalf of the whole team, I would like to thank our fans once again. We got them a derby win. Beşiktaş matches are always important to us. They are doing well this season too. We honored Kenan and Egehan by giving them a plaque before the match because they worked for Fenerbahçe. I hope they continue like this.” said.
Touching on the match schedule and the EuroLeague’s decision to invalidate the matches played with Russian teams, Melih Mahmutoğlu said, “We are entering a difficult week. We have 3 away games. Baskonia, Barcelona and Karşıyaka. It will be difficult. We were the only ones in a difficult situation with the decision of the EuroLeague. Unfortunately, our 3 wins are gone. We will fight until the end. It’s a topic that should be discussed seriously at the end of the season. After all, there is a work in the middle. We will continue to fight. Our injuries are fine. Hopefully, we will get through this away period in a good way.” he said.
Şehmus Hazer, who scored 18 points for the opponent, said, “It was a good match for us. Thank you to our fans who came and supported us in these weather conditions. There was a nice atmosphere. Our schedule was busier. Due to the postponed matches, our tempo dropped a little more, we seemed to have lost our match rhythm. With this win, we regained that rhythm.” said.