NEWS | 28/11/2019"Zenit is a really strong all-round team that has competed very well in all of its games", commented the coach.
"Zenit is a team with a lot of well-known players who've played in the ACB, like
Abromaitis, Albicy, Renfroe, Ponitka and Thomas. It's competed very well in all of its games and has come close to winning several of them. It's got a pretty aggressive inside game and focuses things a lot on rebounds. It has some very athletic players who are strong on rebounds".
Schedule of games
"The boys are aware that we come into the game on the back of a big effort after five games in 10 days, but it'd be crazy not to give the game the importance it deserves. If we go there thinking that we've now finished those 10 difficult and tough days, we'd be wrong".
"Reyes and Mejri are out. Felipe has taken part in training but not the whole session. In addition, Taylor has trained with some discomfort and with the mask. He's travelling but we'll make a last-minute decision on him. Llull is out and we'll have to see next week".
"They're not a new team at all, they're experienced players. I think that they've got a good tempo to their play with Albicy and Renfroe. Hollins is a good shooter, it's a pretty strong all-round team. Let's not go thinking that because they haven't won many EuroLeague games that they're going to be easy opposition".
Renewing acquaintances with Ayón
"He's a player who's been with us for a long time and that we know well. I wish him all the best but don't wish that he has a good game against us".