Grimau: “We had a very good reaction”


The technician of Barça, Roger Grimaupointed to his team’s “excellent reaction” after the break as the key to “turning around a very complicated game” this Friday against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (89-81).

“We had a great reaction from the whole team to turn around a game that was complicated. In a tied finale, we made good decisions, with good defense in the third and last quarter to be able to win. the victory,” summarized Catalan coach.

From the Palau Blaugrana press room, Grimau admitted that the team failed in defense in the first half: “Like what happened to us in BolognaWe started well, but we had a slump and we didn’t know how to stop it until the middle half. “They got 50 points on us very easily.”

“That’s it Fenerbahçe I make you 31 in the second half, a good sign, it allows you to be on top and will allow you to compete because we have quality in attack and good players. Regularity is what can keep you competing till the end,” he added.

Grimau featured the role of Laprovittola: “He’s a great player who brings a lot together. He often has a lot of work because he has to take care of the other team’s best players and at the same time has a large part of the offensive weight.”

“Not only when he scores, but also when he releases the ball and makes the team play when they are under pressure. We know how to find moments of rest so that he can adjust in the last minutes,” he concluded. .

The Barça coach also praised Willy Hernangomeztop scorer with 21 points: “He has a huge offensive talent and on a defensive level he is doing very well for some games. Maybe it was a little difficult for him at the beginning, but he is very involved and now he is did a fantastic job on both sides of the field” .

Finally, Grimau He said that “the calendar is outrageous no matter how many rounds you do” and assured that the “accumulation” of these matches forces the coaches to “be alert to the players’ signals”, which ” don’t want to stop playing”, to prevent injuries.

“In all the days of the Euroleague and in all the games there are ups and downs, because physically the competition is very demanding and there are very good players. Sometimes it is not easy to spend 40 minutes at the highest level,” he concluded.

Source: La Verdad


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