Virtus awaits Valencia: Luca Banchi with an unknown.

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The words of Luca Banchi on the eve of Virtus Bologna-Valencia

Luca Banchi, coach of Virtus Bologna, spoke in a press conference on the eve of the challenge with Valencia, scheduled for Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Virtus Segafredo Arena: "Valencia è a very physical team, capable of producing numbers that today make it the second best defense in the EuroLeague for points conceded to opponents. We will therefore expect an intense contest, characterized by the unknown factor related to the need to gather the team only one day before such an important commitment".

"It will be" our task to find rhythm, confidence and intensity", against an opponent that has very athletic and versatile quintets, characteristics of a team so far capable of ensuring a very continuous performance", commented the coach of the Bologna team.

"A great game awaits us tomorrow, we have the advantage of playing it at home despite the fact that we have not had so much time to train – admitted Ante Zizic. We have only had one training session all together but we will still have to follow our game plan, playing hard from the start. Valencia è a good team, they are playing well this season: we will definitely have to block their transition and avoid conceding easy baskets".

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