Fenerbahce GM Maurizio Gherardini spoke with during the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four opening press conference regarding the semi-final against Anadolu Efes (17/05).

Here is what the experienced executive said:

On whether Fenerbahce is ready for Friday’s game: “We are ready, but we are missing pieces and we have some other difficult situations.

We are not in our best situation, but we know what a EuroLeague game, a semi-final, means to us, so we are going to to fight, but we are missing something.”

On the first all-Turkish semi-final in EuroLeague history: “it is very significant, because it has never happened before. It defines the quality of basketball in Turkey. It is a great promotional moment for Turkey. Fans and all basketball family will take a lot from this.”