UCAM Murcia coach Sito Alonso has admitted watching his team ‘suffer’ at the same time as being ‘compact’ to end up beating Real Betis Baloncesto 76-72 on League Matchday 11 Endesa and underlined, alluding to his team’s response after stringing together three consecutive defeats in the league, that “adversity is what makes you take more packaging”.
“I want to show my total satisfaction with the effort of the players against an opponent who has worn out and who played against our pressure at the end. In the five years that I have been here, Sadiel Rojas had never asked me for a change and he couldn’t take it anymore and he was honest. If Sadi asks for change, we’re really tired. I also liked the determination of Thad McFadden and David Jelínek and what James Anderson did by taking ten rebounds,” commented the Granada coach during a press conference.
The Madrid man affected the fatigue factor. “We are not used to playing three games in six days and we have to get used to it. I saw the team suffering but compact on the pitch and Nemanja Radovic was fresher than the others too because he was stopped for a while and it showed,” he said, referring to the Montenegrin striker, his team’s top scorer with 20 points. .
“Adversity is what makes you take more wraps. Now in the locker room they are happy and I’m happy for them in a brutal way. Victory has a double taste for me because of them,” he added. EFE