Jasikevicius warns: “With this defense we will not do anything in the final”

The victory in the last gasp against Armani thanks to the basket of Cory Higgins did not arouse any euphoria in the azlugrana technician, Saras jasikevicius. Quite the contrary, the Lithuanian appeared in the press room angry and he sent a warning to his players, convinced that if they do not go up in the defensive tone, the final on Sunday does not look good for the Catalans.

Jasikevicius said it very clearly: “If we defend as we have done against Milan, we will not have any option in the final”. The Lithuanian coach also said that his team “survived” after committing “many mental errors”, especially in the third quarter, and making “one of the worst defenses of the season.”

Despite that bad third quarter on both sides of the court, in which Barça went from having the game under control to placing down nine points, the coach stressed that the team “went very low”, referring to the most fighting character of the game. , “And he found something in there that was Cory Higgins’ shot.”

On Anadolu Efes Istanbul, against whom Barça will play the title, Sarunas Jasikevicius said that it is “a great rival as it cannot be otherwise” and a “very tough” match awaits them.

The coach concluded by assuring that at Barça “there are no transition years and a lot is always required of you” and the “key” to achieving success is “working and working.

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