Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Nihad Djedovic: “It will be a tough game against Baskonia, we have to play very focused”

follow the streak

For the Unicaja forward it is important to continue the line of the last two games that have been resolved with victory: “It is important that we can continue working, continue competing. Now comes a very complicated game, away from home and against a team of Euroleague quality and very dangerous when playing at home. We will have to be intense the entire game. “We have to prepare to play a serious game for 40 minutes, back and forth, and continue in this line of the last week.”

Ibon Navarro talks to his players in training this Friday. Unicajab/Photopress-Mariano Pozo

Double defeat for Baskonia in Europe

Baskonia comes from playing two matches in Europe during the week that meant defeats in Buesa itself against Bayern Munich and Zalgiris: “It is surely difficult to play a double day in the Euroleague and reach the weekend, but these teams have a lot of quality to break the game in 1-2 minutes. That’s why we have to stay focused for 40 minutes and play our best game. “It’s not going to be easy but we’re going to have to be ready to fight.”

Baskonia lost against Zalgiris. EFE

After two defeats, the locals will want to win: “They have not played well in their two home games in the Euroleague and I am sure they will want to play a good game against us to get out of this bad streak. That is why I say that we have to concentrate on our game, be prepared and give everything we can.”

The Buesa Arena, a very complicated court

The Buesa Arena is one of the most complicated fields in the Endesa League: “They have a good fan base that is always behind them and when they play badly, with their support, they can get back into the game to win it. They are a very complicated team, very complete , physical, they are very big in all positions… “It’s going to be a tough game but I think it’s nice to play.”.

The key will be stopping their strong men. “It will be important to stop the forwards that Howard has, for example, who played very well against Zalgiris, Moneke, who is in very good shape, and other players. who are very big for their position like Sedekerskis or Miller-McIntyre… well the whole squad. It is a team of 12 players who can appear at any time.”


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