“We are expecting a duel against a team that played a great game against Cibona two days ago. We expect such an opponent and that is why we will need to play very well during all 40 minutes,” said Partizan basketball coach Zeljko Obradovic ahead of Split in the second round of the regional ABA. league.
The duel between the two former European champions is on the program on Thursday at 4.30 pm, and the black-and-white strategist emphasized that all the preparations have already been done.
“We analyzed our match with Zadar and continued to work on improving the game. That is our determination, to primarily deal with ourselves and our game, of course, with maximum respect for each opponent,” Obradović added.
The young defender of the black and whites, Uros Trifunovic, is expecting a cheerful opponent and, like his coach, he hopes that the team will keep maximum concentration throughout the entire match.
“After the defeat in Belgrade, but also the good game against Cibona in the Croatian championship, Split will surely try to play against us at the best possible level in front of their fans. We want to return from Dalmatia with two starting victories, but we are aware that we will win in Split only if we play very well during all 40 minutes “, Trifunović pointed out.
At the start of the season in Zadar, the basketball players of Partizan defeated the home team with 78:73, while Split in Belgrade was defeated by the Red Star with 97:61.