Virtus Bologna, Luca Banchi praises Baskonia and Ivanovic

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The words of Luca Banchi on the eve of the challenge with Baskonia

Coach Luca Banchi spoke in a press conference on the eve of the match against Baskonia, a game valid for the 14th day of the Euroleague. The coach of the bianconeri canò smile for the recovery of Alessandro Pajola, who is among the convocable players. He will not be in the game, however, Jordan Mickey due to a muscle injury to the left rectus femoris suffered during the Euroleague game with Maccabi Tel Aviv. The player will be reevaluated all’in about 4 weeks.

Banchi spoke this way ahead of the Vitoria trip: "Tomorrow we will find an opponent that is experiencing an extraordinary moment of form, just think that since Coach Ivanovic’s arrival on the bench, they have managed to collect well seven victories in the last eight games, proposing a very aggressive and spectacular basketball, brought to the nth power in home games where the ballistic qualities of their outside players and the athleticism of their long players find exaltation. Despite the difficulties’related to absences, we prepared ourselves to be able to play an intelligent game, sustaining the’impact that Baskonia è; is able to unleash, thanks to a very aggressive defense and a bubbly offense resulting from a top team"; offensive talent.

"We come from an away loss, Baskonia è a very difficult court, but despite this we want to make up for it – added Achille Polonara -. Winning away from home in the Euroleague makes all the difference. Baskonia è in a very good moment, it will be a tough game: they are a young and talented team, well coached".

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