Messina, after winning Madrid: "I'm happy as a child"

The Armani Milan coach indicated that his players "must be very proud" and that Malcolm Delaney's injury "seems serious."


Ettore Messina, coach of Olimpia Milan, acknowledged this Friday that he is happy "like a child" for the victory achieved by his team against Real Madrid (78-70) on the fourth day of the Euroleague.

"We lost three important players (Malcolm Delaney, Vladimir Micov and Kevin Punter) and I think the team did a great job. The guys must be very proud. They did well on both sides of the court, taking offensive risks and passing. the ball much better, finding good shots. Our defense was much better, "said Messina, in statements provided by the Euroleague.

"We really put a lot of energy in the second half. I'm very happy, like a child," added the former Real Madrid coach.

Milán trailed by eleven points at halftime, but came back thanks to a monumental performance by Spaniard Sergio Rodríguez, who scored 25 points and offered seven assists for a PIR of 37.

Yes, Messina acknowledged that the ankle injury suffered in the first quarter by Malcolm Delaney seems serious. "I think Malcolm Delaney's injury is serious. He'll be out a bit for sure," he said.

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