Euroleague. Zenit at ALBA Berlin
After the Spanish voyage, Zenit goes to Berlin, where on February 10 they will fight against the German ALBA, which is on the 15th place in the Euroleague standings.
ALBA Berlin strengths in the Eurleague
13.2 – Maodo Lo (Germany, guard, 191 cm)
7.5 – Christ Koumadje (Chad, center, 223 cm)
4.0 – Luke Sikma (USA, forward, 203 cm)
1.1 – Luke Sikma (USA, forward, 203 cm)
Zenit strengths in the Eurleague
13.1 – Jordan Loyd (USA, guard, 193 cm)
5.2 – Mateusz Ponitka (Poland, forward, 198 cm)
3.9 – Jordan Loyd (USA, guard, 193 cm)
0.9 – Jordan Loyd (USA, guard, 193 cm)
Xavi Pascual, Zenit BC Head Coach:
ALBA is a very difficult team. At Arena Sibur they played very well. It was very difficult to control the Game, we were very uncomfortable during all that Game. I am sure that we are going to miss all our players who are injured and it will be extremely difficult for us to achieve the victory. Due to this, we have to control all the situations in the offense and in the defense, in some aspects of the game we do have not enough size and probably not enough power but we will try to fix it in another way.
Sergey Karasev, Zenit BC Forward:
Schedule is now difficult. We won the last game in the VTB United League, but in the Euroleague we are not going with such a figure, so we have to fight, especially on the road. Of course, ALBA is a serious contender. They play more “children’s” basketball, streetball, in terms of the fact that there are no special interactions. A lot will depend on how we deal with Sikma, because he is the think-tank of the team. A lot will depend on how we play one-on-one defense. We are always ready! If we are not ready, then what is the purpose of going?