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Dimitris Priftis: We will do our best in Munich

Dimitris Priftis: We will do our best in Munich
Date: 10 march 2018
Source: Press BC UNICS
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Head coach of UNICS Dimitris Priftis commented on the victory over Bayern Munich.

"Heavy game, similar to the one that was in Munich, if we talk about energy and quality. We had a bad attitude towards the game in the first half. We played badly on both ends. But in the second half, we corrected, first of all, changed our thinking. We began to put pressure, play better in defense, press on the entire court. This helped in the attack, and we found an opportunity to score light balls, especially in fast breaks. I thank the players for the second half. This should be the basis of our game. Otherwise, we will not be able to compete with such teams as Bayern. There is a match in Munich. We know that it will be difficult. But we will do our best and try hard.

- Was there time to prepare for the match?

- There is never enough time to prepare for such matches. You analyze the game, make adjustments. Both teams are in the same position. These matches are difficult to prepare, have to adapt, draw conclusions from the first match. In the first match we showed zone defense, and now they were better prepared for zone defense. The other part of the training is psychological. We were very upset after the first game. Today we showed that we can compete with Bayern Munich, despite the result of the first match.

- How will you mangae to  guard Booker?

- Yes, he is a very good player, very talented and gifted. But his points are the result of the cooperation of the whole team. He just gets the ball and scores, other players create an advantage elsewhere and we have to cover it. This is a problem that we have not coped with.

- Your colleague from the "Bavaria" Sasha Djordjevic sharply criticized the refereeing, and your opinion?

"I do not want to fall into this trap and talk about referees." But this match was really difficult for referees. It was a tough fight.

- It seems that  "Bavaria" has two leaders - in the first game it was Lu?i?, today Booker, do you agree?

- "Bavaria", above all, is a well-organized team with principles, the team playing the right basketball. They have a full team of experienced performers. Yes, today Booker scored well, but they can score all the others. It is more important for me that everyone is hammered in our team, as today, this is a very positive moment for us.

"Why did you replace Ejim?"

"Because of the fouls he quickly picked up."

- Did the audience help the team today?

- Yes, especially in the second half we felt good support.

- Smith could not score for a long time ...

- This is my main player, he pulled us out many times. It is always very important that in every game your team has its own hero. There are things that are unseen by fans and even coaches, you need to watch the video. Today Shukhovtsov, Trushkin, Kolesnikov played very useful. They helped the team very much. It is important to continue this way. Smith, Lasme, Colom cannot score in every game..

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#
VTB League
season 2017/2018,
g w pts
1
CSKA
Moscow, Russia
24 22 46
2
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
24 22 46
3
Lokomotiv-Kuban
Krasnodar, Russia
24 17 41
4
Zenit
St. Petersburg, Russia
24 16 40
5
Avtodor
Saratov, Russia
24 14 38
6
Khimki
Moscow region, Russia
24 13 37
7
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
23 9 32
8
VEF
Riga, Latvia
24 8 32
9
Tsmoki-Minsk
Minsk, Belarus
24 8 32
10
Parma
Perm, Russia
23 7 30
11
Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan
24 7 31
12
Kalev
Tallinn, Estonia
24 6 30
13
Enisey
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
24 6 30
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
Eurocup
season 2017/2018, group H
g w pts
1
Reggio Emilio
Reggio Emilia, Italy
6 4 10
2
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
6 4 10
3
Asvel Lyon
Villeurbanne, France
6 3 9
4
Limoges CSP
Limoges, France
6 1 7
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
United League VTB U21
season 2017/2018,
g w pts
1
Khimki-2
Moscow region, Russia
36 30 66
2
Samara-2
Samara, Russia
35 26 61
3
Lokomotiv-Kuban-2
Krasnodar, Russia
36 26 62
4
UNICS-2
Kazan, Russia
36 20 56
5
CSKA-2
Moscow, Russia
34 16 50
6
Parma-2
Perm, Russia
36 16 52
7
Zenit-2
St. Petersburg, Russia
36 15 51
8
Nizhny Novgorod-2
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
33 12 45
9
Avtodor-2
Saratov, Russia
34 9 43
10
Enisey-2
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
34 5 39
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;

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