The Barça coach, Sarunas Jasikevicius, assured that this week they will visit the slopes of “two Final Four level rivals”, Olympiacos and Fenerbahce Beko, which will be a good touchstone to see where the Catalans are.
“This week we have two Final Four-level rivals and we are going to see where we are. We should be very excited to play in these two amazing environments.”, declared the Lithuanian coach on Monday from the Palau Blaugrana court.
Jasikevicius sent a message of confidence to the squad: “We are at the same level as these two teams, some are better and some are worse, and we still have room for improvement. We are going to see this interesting week”. “Olympiacos is one of the best teams in Europe. A team that moves the ball and the players at a level that sooner or later you lose. They are the best in this and they will have to be very focused on their movements ”, he analyzed his next rival, this Tuesday at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Athens.
Saras does not believe that Saturday’s defeat at Casademont Zaragoza (85-83) will have consequences: “It won’t have much effect. It’s not nice to lose, but one match comes after the other and you don’t have time to be very happy or very sad”.
Asked if the usual substitutes, who had more minutes due to the rest of Cory Higgins and Nikola Mirotic, took advantage of the opportunity in the last game of the Endesa League, Jasikeivicus was blunt. “I don’t think they took advantage of it at all. You have to understand that some will not have many opportunities like these”, sentenced the Barça coach.