Etudes: BK CSKA have to do difficult mission to break into the Final four of the Euroleague
Head coach of BC CSKA Moscow Dimitris Itoudis
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MOSCOW, April 20. /Offset. TASS Sergey Fuchs/. Before basketball players of CSKA Moscow is not an easy mission to release the “Final four” of Euroleague, which they must perform in the next match with the Spanish “Basque country”. The journalists said the head coach of the capital team, Dimitris itoudis.
CSKA beat “Basque country” in the second match of 1/4 final of the Euroleague basketball
On Thursday, CSKA at home defeated the “Basque country” with a score of 84:82. The Russian team took the series to three victories with the score 2-0.
“This win gave us the exit in the Final four, but it’s a good start, we defended their area. Well we controlled the game during the whole match, even though the first half was equal. Began the third quarter with a stable defensive play, but the opponents scored the complicated shots, they are generally better than throwing a three-pointer . However, we managed to take the lead, they decided to act with reserve, tried to change something,” – said Itoudis.
“They say they deserve more respect in the matches against Europe’s best teams, but we also deserve respect, because in every situation our defenders controlled the ball through the hands with pressure. We have to work on playing against pressure, we do have a lot to discuss. We have the character, desire, we have the players that must lead us to a Final four, we are expecting a difficult mission,” he added.
The third match of the series will be held in Spain on 25 April.