"Sabah" is certainly not an easy opponent. They have many foreign basketball players."
Idman.biz reports that this was said by the head coach of "Nymburk", the opponent of "Sabah" in the FIBA European Cup, Francesco Tabellini.
The Italian specialist announced his thoughts before the match with "Sabah". He said that the Azerbaijani champion played an excellent game against "Mornar": "They could have won. They were very close, but "Mornar" made the last shot. I think Sabah deserved to win this match. Every competitor in the cup deserves respect. The main thing for us is to play our own basketball."
Tabellini said that this factor can cause difficulties for "Nymburk", which is the leader of group D with 4 points: "Now we also face the fact that, compared to the previous matches in the group, everyone expects us to win over our opponents. But we should not repeat the mistake we made in the games with USK and Brno. We don't need to win by 30 points, the main thing is to fight for the result we want to win. When things get tough, we have to stick together and fight as a team until the end. We want to win. But it's not about defeating the opponent, it's about playing basketball as a whole team and getting the result we want."
The experienced expert said that he analyzed the main advantages of "Sabah": "Sabah" has American players who are very athletic. At the same time, they have experienced coaches. They play aggressively, can attack quickly, have solid defense and play good basketball. The team has many basketball players who are good at carrying the ball and making the final shot. I have great respect for Sabah. Both players and fans should respect the opponent like me."
It should be noted that the meeting between "Nymburk" and "Sabah" will be held on November 1 in Prague. The match will start at 21:30 Baku time.