“We had been superb within the first half-hour”
Barça beat Fenerbahce by one level on matchday six of the Euroleague
The Barça coach regretted not having been in a position to maintain “killing the sport”
The Barça coach, Sarunas Jasikevicius, highlighted the great efficiency of his gamers in the course of the first three quarters of this Friday’s victory towards Fenerbahce Beko (81-80), however regretted not having been in a position to “kill the sport” and the 31 factors conceded within the final interval.
“Like all nice matches, this one has been determined by particulars. The primary half may have gone both approach, with many alternate options, however in the long run we managed to succeed in the break pretty even”began the Lithuanian coach within the press convention after the match.
Jasikevicius highlighted Barça’s enchancment after the break: “We had a fantastic third quarter, very strong, and we managed the sport. The staff was superb within the first half-hour. However when Fenerbahce modified the headlinesWe thought the sport was over. This can not occur to us within the Euroleague.”
“It isn’t a small factor to get 15 or 18 factors up towards groups at this stage, however you need to kill video games. Now we have an skilled staff, we will not allow them to put 31 factors within the final quarter. The ‘basket common’ is essential, it might come into play in April”Sarah continued.
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The Barça coach highlighted the expansion of level guard Nico Laprovittola: “You’ll be able to’t enhance a participant if he does not need to. ‘Lapro’ trains very effectively, has expertise and is comfy in his position. The second yr is at all times simpler, as a result of the The participant and the coach perceive one another. It has been essential for us at this stage”.
“We discovered Tobey within the final stretch of the match, after they put Guduric on him. Mike punished the low submit, being larger, and along with his passes. Now we have created from Mike and within the final stretch it has been essential. He is enhancing quite a bit defensively and at energy ahead,” Jasikevicius mentioned of Mike Tobey’s efficiency.
For his half, the Fenerbahce coach acknowledged that Barça deserved to win: “They wished the victory greater than us. We weren’t at our stage defensively. For instance, we let a fantastic participant like Laprovittola assault with ease.”
“Additionally, now we have shot very poorly from three. I believe now we have averaged 1 of 17. The great half is that we by no means gave up and located rotation gamers who added from the bench and altered the sport. The end result may have been completely different, however Barça deserved to win”the Greek coach summed up.