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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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TOURNAMENTS
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VTB League
season 2018/2019,
g w pts
1
CSKA
Moscow, Russia
9 9 18
2
Khimki
Moscow region, Russia
9 9 18
3
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
8 7 15
4
Zenit
St. Petersburg, Russia
8 5 13
5
Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan
8 5 13
6
Lokomotiv-Kuban
Krasnodar, Russia
9 5 14
7
Kalev
Tallinn, Estonia
9 4 13
8
Avtodor
Saratov, Russia
8 3 11
9
Enisey
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
10 3 13
10
Parma
Perm, Russia
8 2 10
11
Zielona Gora
Zielona Gora, Poland
8 2 10
12
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
8 2 10
13
Tsmoki-Minsk
Minsk, Belarus
8 2 10
14
VEF
Riga, Latvia
10 2 12
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
Eurocup
season 2018/2019, group D
g w pts
1
Unicaja
Malaga, Spain
8 7 15
2
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
8 7 15
3
Fraport Skyliners
Frankfurt, Germany
8 5 13
4
Rytas
Vilnius, Lithuania
8 3 11
5
Mornar
Bar, Montenegro
8 2 10
6
Fiat Turin
Torino, Italy
8 0 8
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
United League VTB U21
season 2018/2019,
g w pts
1
CSKA-Junior
Moscow, Russia
12 12 24
2
Khimki-2
Moscow region, Russia
12 9 21
3
Zenit-2
St. Petersburg, Russia
8 6 14
4
UNICS-2
Kazan, Russia
10 6 16
5
Lokomotiv-Kuban-2
Krasnodar, Russia
10 6 16
6
Avtodor-2
Saratov, Russia
12 6 18
7
Samara-2
Samara, Russia
11 5 16
8
Spartak
St. Peterburg, Russia
12 4 16
9
Nizhny Novgorod-2
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
10 3 13
10
Parma-2
Perm, Russia
11 2 13
11
Enisey-2
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
10 0 10
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;

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