Following Monaco’s victory against Panathinaikos in the opening of the Euroleague, Zvezdan Mitrovic was satisfied with the result but admitted his surprise at the manner.
Monaco has honored its status. Winner of the Eurocup last April and invited to the Euroleague table this season, the Principality’s club offered its supporters a successful start to the European season on the occasion of the reception of Panathinaikos (75-63) . At the end of the meeting, Zvezdan Mitrovic did not hide the importance of this Monaco match. ” It is a historic evening for the club, its first Euroleague match, against Panathinaikos, a big name in European basketball », Confided the Montenegrin technician in remarks collected by The team. Admitting that “there was a little pressure before the match”, the former coach of ASVEL assured that his “players played with intelligence” against the Greek club, who took 16th place in the regular season last season.
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However, Zvezdan Mitrovic did not hide his surprise as to how Monaco went for this clear victory, with twelve steps ahead. ” I’m surprised by the way we won because Panathinaikos had won all their preparation matches “, Assures the coach of the” Roca Team “who also praised a bench” very efficient “. “The players used their minutes productively defending very well,” Zvezdan Mitrovic added before confessing that his team lived up to the event. This is how the Euroleague teams play. A first successful European exit that the Monegasques will have to confirm next week with a trip to the Unics Kazan floor for nothing less than the revenge of the final of the last Eurocup, won in two rounds by the Principality’s players at the expense of the Russian club.
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