Hapoel Jerusalem coach split the minutes at 81:95 on Maccabi Haifa and concedes: "We are without our best guard on the guards" • The team will leave Greece only on Tuesday evening, Zalmanson knows: "We will have to be more aggressive" Lots of great offensive tools, everyone will have to rise "
Another ketch. With your feet on the ground
Occasionally (Sunday) Barna it seemed that the game against Maccabi Haifa is a kind of burden for Hapoel Jerusalem. The Reds easily won 81:95, but all thoughts are directed toward the important game on Wednesday against AFC Athens in the FIBA Champions League.
Oded Ketch divided the minutes and also received rewards from everyone who played, young Daniel Rosenbaum participated, Idan Zalmanson set a career record in the uniform of Hapoel Jerusalem and Bar Timor reached double digits in the first quarter.
The Jerusalem club understands the importance of the game in Greece and knows that it may determine the identity of the team that will finish in first place in Bet. The Israeli Cup holder will deviate from her practice of leaving Israel early and will only leave for Athens on Tuesday evening after training in Malha.
Ketch wanted a lot of strength in Trent Lockett's place (still in the United States for personal reasons) even before the game against AAC, but now that a new player is coming in the next day, he shouldn't be on the roster. "We are not in an ideal position," said the coach after the game. "It will be difficult. We are without our best guard on the guards, and each of the players will have to be a little trent. We will have to play a lot more and especially open stronger against AK."
Hapoel Jerusalem players. Light league victory // Photo: Danny Maron
"We need to be more aggressive, to do what we are good at to face AK," Zalmanson added. Coordinator Tamir Blatt also addressed the importance of the game below: "It's a very important game. They are a great team full of offensive tools and great players and we have to be aggressive to beat them. We have to make adjustments in this game.