02.03.2021 · 09:46
The Eurocup continues: Partizan NIS tomorrow against Trento
In the 5th round of Group F, the black and whites will play in Italy against Trento, a team they defeated in the first round with 71:43
The 7Days Eurocup continues! In the 5th round of Group F, top 16 phase of the continental competition, Partizan NIS basketball players will play in Italy against Trento on Wednesday, March 3 at 8 pm (20:00, live on TV Sport Klub). The first match of this season between Partizan and Trento was played on January 13 in the "Ranko Zeravica" Sports Hall, and Steamroller triumphed with 71:43.
After 4 rounds played, both teams have the score of two wins and two defeats, and despite numerous problems with player injuries, the black and whites believe in success.
" We are aware of the importance of the match against Trento. We, as well as them, have two victories and two defeats in the Eurocup, with the fact that we beat them in the match in Belgrade by 28 points and with that victory almost entered the TOP 8, which is our ultimate goal and we will give everything of ourselves to make it happen. Trento certainly has a desire to get revenge on us, but I believe that we are a team that can beat them twice and that we have the quality for the TOP 8 of the Eurocup, which we deserve. We trained well during the break, we had time to correct some things, both in attack and defense, and individually. This is the game of the season for us and an opportunity to show our strength.’’, said Partizan NIS defender Uros Trifunovic.
Statement of Partizan NIS coach Sasa Filipovski before tomorrow's duel:
,,We did this part of the mini preparation well with one part of the team, but on the other hand we have a lot of injured player. Despite that, we adapted to the new situation, we practiced actions with low fours and lower players in high positions. We know what the situation is like, but the players that are healthy are ready to fight and will do their best on the field. Young players have brought new energy to the team and they are eager to work and progress, and we work with them individually. The rest of the team is also working hard, with all the rotations that needed to be done. I think we are ready and we can play a good game. To win, it is necessary to play top defense and to play as a team. The basics of the defense will be crucial, because Trento plays widely, has moving fives and fours that shoot well for three points, but also a lot of players who create the game who can play 1 on 1. Trento changed the coach, on Sunday they will play a game where we will see what the changes are and what's new in their game. This is an extremely important match and there are no unimportant matches for Partizan. You need to play bravely, disciplined, young players will contribute with their energy and will have a chance to help our team. With collective play and fighting spirit, we have to make up for the absence of players who will not be in the team in this match’’, Filipovski said.
(Photo: Dragana Stjepanović)