Luca Bianchi (Strasbourg): “This form costs a lot of energy”
Marcus Kane, point guard Strasbourg, Coupe de France quarter-final winner in Bourg-en-Bresse (88-71) We’ve been playing really well since our game against ASVEL (loss 72-78) We’re playing more aggressively in defense and he’s doing well at the moment (4 wins). We have to keep playing our game. We wanted to come here (in Trelazé) to win two matches. Now we have to rest so we can come back on Sunday and play as hard.
Strasbourg coach Luca Bianchi “I’m happy to win. It’s a game where we made 39 minutes out of 40, despite big mistakes, in the first half missed balls and in the second half we lost the easy baskets, the percentage of ins, throws, dunks…it cost us energy.
(for many mistakes made) It’s not easy, you have to find solutions to get it running as needed. Not having replacement in bullets costs quality especially when you play frequently. We arrive from Israel at 4 am in Angers, in this format (quarters and halves in two days) Everyone costs a lot of energy. this (Saturday) Evening we managed, do not know for tomorrow (Sunday), We have to start over, recover, no matter who the opponent is, it will still be a great effort. »
Freddie Fothoux, Borg-N-Bress coach “We haven’t been in exceptional shape since the break, we’re struggling to get our freshness back physically and mentally to play high-level matches. We have to play better than that. We checked the match against ASVEL (as Strasbourg committed 39 errors)We found the same thing. How do you attack this? There is something wrong with all the action, we don’t have any bodybuilder or serious athlete playing that. Gives what we saw in this match, without knowing what is allowed or not. We could have taken more free throws. There was a time when these types of matches didn’t end, but I don’t have players for that. If we have to fight a battle, we don’t have players for that.
Maxime Corby, captain of Bourg-en-Bresse : “They are in a confidence that we don’t have at the moment, they made us block stages of play that are not compatible with us. We have great people, but when we don’t find the right passes we become a normal team. We have to move forward, we have important deadlines. The trophy was a reward for us, not A major goal. We need to quickly turn the page.”