Olimpia Milano, Ettore Messina fearless with Virtus

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The words of Ettore Messina

Ettore Messina is ready to face Virtus Bologna in the Euroleague derby.

“We face an excellent team, built to reach the playoffs. Raising the quality level of our defense, so that we can also control rebounds, and an effective balance between shots from two and three will be key aspects to compete in a game of this level. The absences of Shields, Baron and the added one of Datome are heavy, but we have great confidence in the help we will get from the players who will be on the court longer.”

Last season, Ettore Messina’s team came back to win the Scudetto, shaking it off Virtus Segafredo Bologna. The red-and-whites, who had finished second right behind Sergio Scariolo’s team in the regular season, immediately brought the court factor to their side in the final series and never let the Felsinians catch them again. In the Euroleague, Sergio Rodriguez (who said goodbye to the Red Shoes in the summer to return to Spain) and his teammates were eliminated by Ergin Ataman’s Anadolu Efes, who would win the tournament for the second year in a row.

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