17.11.2018 · 12:49
Partizan NIS plays in Podgorica tomorrow
In the eighth round of the ABA League, the black and whites are playing against the current ABA League Champion. The game Budućnost Voli - Partizan NIS is scheduled for Sunday, 18.11., at 7 PM.
Partizan NIS in Podgorica against the current ABA League Champion! After a practice in Belgrade, the black and whites will arrive to the capital of Montenegro on Saturday evening, where they will face the team of Budućnost The game in SC Morača will be broadcast on Arena Sport TV.
Before tomorrow's away game Partizan NIS' coach, Andrea Trinchieri, said:
"This is the second step in a tough series and if I said that, in that series of four games, we were the outsiders, someone would understand that I don't believe in my team. We have potential, we learn something new every day. We won't be better every day, but we will definitely be better. When I say that we are the outsiders, I mean that in these four games, Zenit, Budućnost, Valencia, and Zvezda - we are not the front runners. But I believe in my team. Why are we not the front runners? When you play the EuroLeague after many years, you need to adapt. On Thursday evening, we saw what Budućnost can, what that game was like, what the atmosphere was like, and it was tough. What can I say about their Americans? Their prices speak for them. The budget speaks, they are all exquisite players. But I think that the key players in Budućnost are Gordić and Ivanović. They are very, very important players. They can win a game with 7 assists, with 25 points, and they are the biggest targets for our defense", Trinchieri pointed out.
Partizan NIS' point guard, Aleksej Nikolić, stressed that the black and whites have another big challenge ahead of them.
"After Zenit we have another tough away game ahead of us, against a team that is in a good place at the moment. They had their first victory in the EuroLeague, and broke a record of the competition, with 21 3-pointers. In order to win, we have to be completely focused in every segment of the game, we have to have stability, and our energy has to be at the highest level possible. I think that it will be a nice game", Nikolić pointed out.
(Photo: Dragana Stjepanović / Zenit Basket)