Jasikevicius: “We must have the same mentality to kill the tie”

The coach of the Barça
, Sarunas Jasikevicius, has urged his players to “keep the same mentality and play very serious” this Thursday in Badalona against Joventut to close the quarterfinal playoff of the Endesa League.

The coach affirmed that it would be “very important” to achieve 2-0 and thus be able to have a few days off before the semifinals on Monday, but warned that he will face an opponent who is “at a great level and has many weapons” and from which he expects “more things” at the tactical level.

“There are many stimuli in the second game and you always have to know how to kill the games, the qualifiers and the championships. And with this perhaps we have had some problems this year,” acknowledged the coach.

Jasikevicius said in this sense that the group “always has to learn for the future” and that in the second game against the Penya “He must play prepared” for what may happen since in the first game those from Badalona were “very good”.

The Lithuanian coach commented that they have “a great opportunity” to win the Endesa League, but that they have to go “little by little” and understanding that they have “little margin of error” due to the fact that all the qualifiers are three games away.

It is in this sense, he said that the victory in the first derby after “forty-eight very hard hours” after falling in Cologne in the final of the EuroleagueIt was “an important step” for his team.

For its part, the base Leandro bolmaro commented that the victory against him Joventut it was “the way to stop thinking” about the Euroleague final and that the team “must continue on this path”.

“Every game you play with Barça is important and we must focus on Thursday’s game to win it, avoid the third game and be able to rest,” said the Argentine.

The young Barça guard admitted that he was “enjoying a lot” of his moment of play. “I worked all year to get here and little by little I adapted to the team,” concluded the player.

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