Olimpia, Ettore Messina doesn’t go for it: ‘You don’t save the country alone’

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Heavy defeat for Olimpia Milano against Alba Berlin.

In Berlin came Olimpia Milano’s 12th defeat of the European season: the meneghini were easily overcome by the Germans of Alba Berlin with a score of 83-63. At the end of the match the coach of the Red Shoes Ettore Messina expressed all his bitterness for the defeat, the third consecutive if we also consider the championship, to the official channels of the red and white club.

“Alba played a very good game and deserved to win. We as you know have our own problems, but besides that we lost 17 balls and allowed 16 offensive rebounds to our opponent. That made the game. Shooting percentages you can’t always control, and tonight we obviously shot very poorly. But the problems are other: at one point we came back I think to six points behind and at that moment we lost ball, lost ball, lost ball in three consecutive possessions. My players are good players, they care, and at certain moments they tried some of them to save the country by themselves, playing one against five. This is not the way to make up for a defeat, against a well-organized and aggressive defense like Alba. This is the situation, we can only get to work and think about the next game on Friday,” said Olimpia’s coach.

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