For the 12th week match of Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League (TWBSL), Near East University Women’s Basketball Team is hosting BOTAŞ. The match will take place at Ankara Sports Hall at 18:00 on Wednesday December 30, 2015.
According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, NEU team coach Alper Durur along with team players Asena Yalçın and MaricaGajic expressed their views regarding the match.
Alper Durur: “We want to start a winning streak with this mach”
In his remarks prior the match, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team Coach Alper Durur stated that they would fight hard to win the match. “Although we fought hard against Mersin Metropolitan Municipality we couldn’t win the match. Upon the consecutive defeats that we experienced in our recent matches, we gathered with our players and discussed the reasons. We have taken required measures. BOTAŞ is a rising team. I think, it will be a high tempo match. We focused on winning in order to achieve our goal in the league. We are experiencing a tough process. We are playing matches every three days and the results of these matches will determine our rank in the score table for the first half of TWBSL. As a team, we have clamped together and we want to complete this challenging process by achieving the best results. We need a winning streak to reach our goals that we set for the league. We want to initiate this winning streak by defeating BOTAŞ” said he.
Asena Yalçın: “We will fight with all our might to leave the court as the winner of the match”
Near East Women’s Basketball Team player Asena Yalçın said that they were prepared for a high tempo match. “BOTAŞ is a rising team. It’s a hard nut to crack. They fight well. We don’t want to allow the unexpected defeats that we experienced in our last two matches to lower our motivation. We focused on winning. I think, it will be a high tempo match. We will fight with all our might to win the match” said she.
Marica Gajic: “We want to break the cycle in the last two matches and win”
Marica Gajic, one of the new transfers of NEU Women’s Basketball Team, expressed her views regarding the match. “Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League is a very challenging league and day by day I realize this fact better. Teams and players are very strong. Although we played well in the last two matches, we couldn’t win. We want to break this cycle by winning this match. We want to win and we will play with all our strength to achieve this” said she.