Mumbrú: “We have to continue to play well in defense to be competitive”

Valencia Basket visits the field of Alba Berlin with the aim of the sixth consecutive victory. Alex Mumbrú has confirmed the loss of Bojan Dubljevic who suffers a sprain in his right ankle although it is not very serious while, the good news, It is the return to Víctor Claver’s team.

Jasierl Rivero, Millán Jiménez, Sam Van Rossom and Martin Hermannsson are still out.

Berlin dawn: “Play great basketball, especially at home. I really like his basketball. He is one of the fastest in the Euroleague and we have to be ready for his counterattack”.

Objective to be in the Top 8: “We don’t think about the ‘playoffs’. You have to work game by game”.

injured: “Dubi is not going to travel. Claver can help us a little more”.

Shannon Evans: “Evans has played 20 minutes and has done one more training session. We want to put it in as soon as possible, yesterday, better than tomorrow. He needs a period because the point guard position is the most compromised. He will have minutes ”.

Good winning streak: “All matches are important because anyone can beat anyone. We have dragged some victories that have fully involved us in the fight. We will see how we are able to adjust with Dubljevic’s injury. We want to play well for 40 minutes”.

Physical condition of Chris Jones: “We will go day by day. It has had less charge for the last two weeks. It seems that he is somewhat better and we will take advantage so that Evans enters little by little ”.

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The defense has improved in recent games: “Lately we are better defensively. We will see if we are able to maintain it. We hope so. We have to adjust the defense to remain competitive.”

Good run of results: “We are in a good moment. We suffered several defeats although, against Baskonia and Red Star we lost at the last second. The Euroleague are spikes. You are up and down. We know how tough this competition is. We want to stretch it over time.”

Copa del Rey: “We knew that to win the cup you have to play three games against the best. It will always be difficult. Real Madrid has touched us. Let’s hope we’re in the best possible shape.”

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