Dusko Ivanovic about next challenge: 'ALBA play the best basketball'

2022-11-21 16:16

Dusko Ivanovic says ALBA Berlin is the team he liked the most and plays the best basketball.

Credit: Nikola Krstic/MB Media / Getty Images Europe
Credit Nikola Krstic/MB Media / Getty Images Europe

After a victorious debut at the helm of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, Dusko Ivanovic and the company are set for a double week in the EuroLeague.

Ahead of the Round 9 game against ALBA Berlin, Ivanovic pointed out the most important thing for his team.

"What I said on the first day when I came here, I want players to believe they can win against anyone. We have to go out on the court with that mentality. Let's start playing aggressively and maintain concentration for all 40 minutes," the 65-year-old specialist said, per Mozzart Sport.

Teams leaders

Jaleen  Smith
12,4 PTS
52% 2P%
31% 3P%
Nemanja  Nedovic
13,0 PTS
58% 2P%
27% 3P%
Luke  Sikma
6,1 REB
4,9 DREB
1,3 OREB
Ben  Bentil
5,8 REB
4,6 DREB
1,1 OREB
Luke  Sikma
7,0 As
3,1 TO
26 MIN
Luca  Vildoza
3,8 As
2,6 TO
24 MIN

Meanwhile, Red Star's next opponent ALBA won the first three EuroLeague matches but then lost five in a row. The German powerhouse holds a perfect record in the domestic league (6-0).

"I watched and followed ALBA even before I came to Crvena Zvezda," said Ivanovic. "It is the team that I liked the most and that plays the best basketball. They lost some games, even though they were leading by more than 20 points.

"They play very fast. They are an unpredictable team with outstanding shooters. They have players who read the situations on the court exceptionally well. Well, they had a combination of circumstances and they didn't win some matches. However, first, we need to think about ourselves," Zvezda's coach added.

The ALBA-Crvena Zvezda match is tomorrow (November 22), at 20:00 CET. After a game in Berlin, the Red Star will travel back home to meet Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday (November 24).



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