Valencia beat Partizan 89:81 on their home field.
“First of all, congratulations to Valencia for the win tonight, they played aggressively, they were good in the first half, and we came back in the second, we had a lot of good minutes, but obviously it wasn’t enough,” said Obradović at the press conference after Teddy bear.
He pointed out that Partizan and Valencia deserve to play in the Euroleague.
“I believe that both teams deserve to be in the Euroleague. The whole world knows what Valencia has here, it’s a team that deserves to be in the Euroleague just like us. I believe in this team, we have a tradition and a project that represents the process,” added the coach Partizan.
Obradović pointed out that Matijas Lessor is an important player for Partizan. Lesor ended tonight’s match early due to five personal fouls.
“I can’t give an opinion about the two fouls, I believe that in the end the first half decided, we were quite slow, we had bad decisions in attack. If you want to win in the Euroleague, you can’t lose 15 balls and have the same number of assists , we are talking about the attack, and as for the defense, the last five attacks we have allowed two shots for three points and three for two plus one”, concluded Obradović.
Partizan will host Crvena Zvezda in the next round of the Euroleague on January 27.