The coach of the Barça, Sarunas Jasikevicius, said that his team will have to come out “much more focused” this Saturday against him. Joventut than he did on Thursday in Badalona, in the third and last game of the quarterfinal playoff of the Endesa League, with the pass to the semifinals at stake.
The Barça coach was very critical of his players after falling at the Olímpic because of how they started a match in which the Joventut He endorsed a partial 20-5 in seven minutes that forced him to always go in tow.
“Everyone has their job in a match. The public that will return to the Palau, cheering us on, the players coming out much more focused and mine preparing the team mentally, physically and tactically,” he said Jasikevicius.
The Lithuanian urged his players to “focus on what happens on the court” and commented that it is always “better to play at home” these kinds of games where you play it all.
For its part, the base Leandro bolmaro, described the match as “final” that his team “must win” to go to the semifinals where on Monday the winner of the match will be awaited by a Lenovo Tenerife with more rest time.
“We have to play more physically and respond at key moments. We can do it and I think it will be,” said the Argentine, who has won all the praise from his coach in the two games played so far in the tie.
Bolmaro noted that the Joventut he took the second game because “they started to play very physical and we didn’t know how to respond. We must start like this before they did in the third game,” concluded the Argentine guard.