Jasikevicius and Deck's departure: "Madrid will adapt"

The Lithuanian Barça coach speaks in the preview of the Clásico this Sunday (18:30, #Vamos): "There is no margin for error if we want to be first."


It seems a lie that a team like Barça, in the position they are in, no longer has a "margin of error". But the literal words of Jasikevicius are not an exaggeration: if Barça wants to choose to finish the domestic competition first, they must win over Real Madrid. And the rest of the game of the season: "From now on we don't really have a margin in any competition. We are very excited to play another game as important as a Clásico. Too bad it is without an audience on our court, but we have to give it. everything, "said the technician.

In fact, Jasikevicius, who knows perfectly what it is to live a Classical both as a player and as a coach, assured that there are "many emotions" but also "a lot of desire to do well": "There will be some pressure and nerves, as always. It is beautiful of sport, playing against your greatest rival. We really want to do well ".

As for the game he is waiting for, he gave four general touches of what his team has to do, which could be perfectly summed up as "doing our basketball". Jasikevicius spoke of controlling the rebound, minimizing losses and scoring "easy points" so as not to give Real Madrid any advantage no matter how small. He did not give great importance to Deck's departure: "Madrid have their weapons, when one leaves, another enters and they will adapt. Madrid is always Madrid," he settled.Mirotic

In the preview of the classic, another one who will surely be the protagonists spoke, Niko Mirotic, who explained his feelings before the important match: "There is a bit of tension. You want to prepare well, do the job to be prepared. Do a good job. scouting and arrive mentally and physically well. Be attentive to details. It is an important game but it is still one more ".

In fact, the Montenegrin wanted to take pressure off the game, ensuring that the home court factor in the ACB playoff is relevant, but not indispensable: "For us the home court factor is very important, not key, but important. We want to fight until the end of the game. final. Winning tomorrow we would be one game away. It would also be good for confidence with everything that lies ahead. Against Madrid it is always special to play. A Clásico always has to be up to par. "With an absolute mastery of direct duels by the Catalans, Mirotic said that "winning so many times in a row at Madrid" is something positive because "it gives us confidence." However, at no time did he want to underestimate the rival: "We must not obsess or pressure. We go with great respect to the rival, who is doing very well and they are first," he settled.

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