Jasikevicius: ”I can’t be happier, we are in a good position”

2017-11-23T22:12:16+00:00 2017-11-23T22:38:29+00:00.

Evaggelos Papadimitriou

23/Nov/17 22:12


Zalgiris Kaunas won the game against Anadolu Efes and Sarunas Jasikevicius expressed his happiness for his team’s position.

By Eurohoops Team / info@eurohoops.net

The press conference started with Velimir Perasovic. Efes‘ head coach said: “Congrats to Zalgiris for victory. Today they deserved the victory. In the first half the difference was offensive rebounding. In the second half we tried to adjust to that problem, they played really good and in the crucial moments when we came close, they always found the way to score, in last seconds or from pick-and-pop situations. We were close, but could not get in front.”

Jasikevicius, on the other hand, was happy for this result: “It was tough because we kept making mistakes. We played good offensively, and some moments I think really good offensively. But childish mental mistakes are not letting us make the next step so far. On the other hand, I cannot be happier. We are in a good position, we have to rest a little bit after a marathon of the games and get better physically. But more importantly, like anything in life, get better mentally.”

Edgaras Ulanovas was dominant in the first half, scoring 20 points: “We played better defense in the second half. This team is very talented, they have good one-on-one players and all five players needed to play good defense, to shrink the court. They did not have many assists, we did a good job in the second half, and that is why we won. One day you can play good, one day not so good. We have 12 players on the roster, and every game we need everybody. This is a team sport. Who knows? The next game is a different story.”