The coach of the red and white team is extremely angry after the loss to Alba. Once again playing below their level (although that level is seriously in question at “minus 22”), the team also contributed to the fact that their fight for a place in the Top 8 is no longer taken seriously. The Greek coach was extremely upset after his team disappointed both him and the group of over 500 fans who witnessed the disappointing performance of the team from Mali Kalemegdan.
“I want to congratulate Alba on their victory, they deserved it, they played better than us, especially in the second quarter, in which we were not ready to fight. They scored 33 points, we scored 20. I believe that in the third quarter we were focused in the first five or six minutes, we followed the plan, and in the last quarter we tried to come back, but it wasn’t enough to win away,” the Greek coach said calmly at the press conference. However, his players could feel the boiling anger inside him. But did his words reach them?
Red Star Belgrade Meridianbet at the beginning of the year had a series of matches in which they had to win to keep their chance of advancing to the next phase, but in that series they had poor results, not victories. They lost to ASVEL and Alba, teams they must defeat by all criteria, and also suffered a defeat against Baskonia in the Štark Arena. At the end of the chaotic and unsuccessful January in the Euroleague, Red Star will play a very important “Eternal Derby” in the ABA League against Partizan on Sunday. It will be the fourth clash of the best Serbian teams this season and carries great significance in the battle for the top spot in the ABA League table.