Thursday, March 23, 2023

Ibon Navarro: “I hope there are many more like this in Carpena”

Ibon Navarro was very happy after his team’s victory against Basketball Girona, despite the fact that he saw some things that could be improved. «We lacked patience in attack. There were too many people waiting to score points and not to play. In the second part we have changed. We have achieved recoveries and in general terms we have worked well. We have only had nine losses and we have forced 17. In any case, we have to recover the success of three: today we have had 30 percent,” said the Basque coach.

Navarro had words of praise for Yankuba Sima. “He wanted to do well, there is an improvement on a physical level. He has worked very well to come back better. Very good statistics and we must give him more continuity”.

Regarding the gala atmosphere that was in Carpena, Navarro pointed out: “We lacked activation at the beginning. They have not seen the video, but they have been listening to it. Too many things to be able to control themselves. What was expected. It is another one from Carpena. And I hope there are many more like this one.

Mario Saint-Supery also had his time. “We have to try to normalize Mario. He has played much worse than he trains. The score did not give us the margin to put him in earlier. The team has to have confidence in him. Not because he is on the field do they have to look askance at what he does. The more confidence you give the team, the better. Although he is not the ideal replacement for Djedovic now, we have to win one more rotation. That he is one more of the first team ”.

This Tuesday Galatasaray arrives at Carpena for a very important day in the BCL. “We have a week with three games in six days. We know that this kind of round-trip tie is important and the team is ready. Let’s see how we get out of this tie and then visit a complicated field like the one at UCAM Murcia; If we take out the two difficult games against Galatasaray, we can start to think that winning five games at home is a title, “he said regarding that BCL that can have its Final Four at Carpena.

Darío Brizuela played a great game and his coach recognized him: «Without him, Kalinoski would have appeared, Tyson Carter… he appeared like the day of Barcelona and we know that if he appears he is one of the greatest strengths that this team has. When he’s like this he’s a demon. If he goes into scoring soon, you see that he’s on the right track… Appreciate what he does and how committed he is to the team, and still with the situation he’s in.”


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