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29.03.2019 · 13:02

Trichieri before another duel with Zvezda: "Players, coaches, we all have to be better"

The second ABA League playoffs semi-final game is on. The black and whites welcome Crvena zvezda MTS on Saturday, March 30, at 7 PM. The gates will be opened at 5 PM.

On Saturday, March 30, the regional championship semi-final series continues! Partizan NIS welcome Crvena zvezda MTS at 7 PM. The black and whites will go for the win and a chance to score a place in the final, in the deciding game. 

At the press conference held in Aleksandar Nikolić Hall this afternoon, Partizan NIS' coach, Andrea Trinchieri, said:

"Rematch, yeah? It seems like we are boxing, they won the first round, and now the second round is up, and we have to start stronger, better, smarter, but we have to be extremely smart, because, just like in boxing, if you are very aggressive, you give space for more punches. That means that we have to play for 40 minutes, be tough, smart, smarter... they were front runners even when the score was 0:0, and now, even more so, but we won't give up, no matter what. We are playing in front of our fans, that has to be a plus, and not stress, not pressure. Everything is familiar, they know us, we know them, it will be an extremely tough game. We prepared, we worked like we should have, but that doesn't mean anything if we don't put those same things on the court. I expect a very tough game, but all of us as a team, players, coaches, and everyone, we all have to be better", said Trinchieri.

Before tomorrow's game, the black and whites' vice-captain, Vanja Marinković, said:

"We know how we played against Zvezda in the first game, where we had the chance to lead by as much as 10 points. We even know what brought them back and with what they won the game. Just by fighting hard, running, because we are younger, we have more strength, we only stand a chance like that. Defense, running, being smart in offense. To save what we make", Marinković pointed out.

(Photo: Dragana Stjepanović)