The Lithuanian Sarunas Jasikevicius, Barça coach, congratulated his players for having certified first place in the regular phase of the Endesa League, although he had to do so with a hurried comeback (72-74).
“I want to congratulate our boys and our fans. It is very important to talk about the regular season. It is not a title, but it has a lot of merit for the work of the boys, more so in times of pandemic. It has much merit. The playoff will start everything from scratch, but it is a very nice moment to celebrate a little“, indicated in the press conference that offered after the party.
Jasikevicius was critical of his team’s play until the break after a first half in which he was 22 points behind the Lugo team.
“The first part has not been worthy of our club, the reaction has been very good, we have to talk about 24 points conceded in the second half. It’s been a bit of a gameâ I don’t know what to say, but it’s not easy here“, he declared.
The Barcelona coach admitted that his team gave away “the first part, with only five defensive fouls“, and pleaded for “improve a lot“.
“If you come for a walk, this is what happens“, affected the first twenty minutes.
Breogán entered the last quarter with a lead of fourteen points, but saw how they slipped away with only six points scored.
“The Breogán has been scared to win and this helped us but it is not the level we want to show“, sentenced Jasikevicius, who welcomed the return of Higgins.