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Aleksandar Džikić: "There is a difference between a game like this and a normal meeting in the league" | Israel today

2023-01-31T20:17:12.109Z


Guy Goodes spoke ahead of the meeting between Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Jerusalem in the Champions League: "A very warm and energetic atmosphere. We need to come mentally prepared for this challenge, play hard, defend well and attack as we want to keep the home team which will be easier for us later on."


The second match in the top 16 stage of the FIBA ​​Champions League will bring together tomorrow (19:30) Hapoel Holon who will host Hapoel Jerusalem in the Toto Hall for a meeting between Israeli women in a European factory, a relatively rare event that was held only twice in the past, the last time being 12 years ago .

Guy Goodes spoke before the game: "A very warm and energetic atmosphere. We need to come mentally prepared for this challenge, play hard, defend well and attack as we want to keep the home team which will be easier for us later on." 

The captain of Hapoel Holon, Chris Johnson, spoke before the match: "We are looking forward to the game, we need to start aggressively and be focused for 40 minutes. It's going to be a game of runs and that's part of the game so doing things along the way will give us a great chance to win." 

Johnson and Magev in front of Cornelius, photo: Alan Shiver

"There is a difference between a game like this and a regular meeting in the league," explained Hapoel coach Alexander Dzikic, "the rosters of the two teams will be different, each team will play with all its foreigners, but still the local players will be very important.

We are going to play in a warm environment, in a very noisy hall but it is excellent.

The fans of both teams will push forward, and we must learn how to function in such an atmosphere.

I personally like it.'

About Holon's offensive tools, Dzikich said: "They are much more soup than the trio of Ragland, Johnson and Harris. They have a rotation of nine players, and in the league game against them it was Niv Mashgav who scored the decisive three-pointer. Ragland is their commander and he is the author All of them. They have many tools, it will be a game of calls, reactions, improvisations and energies. It will definitely not be an easy game."

Captain Itai Segev added: "The preparation is no different because this is Europe, Holon is a good, experienced and aggressive team, but we come to win. With us, everything begins and ends with aggression and an effort to keep them at a low score. I trust our fans, even in small numbers, to make a big noise. There is no There is no doubt that it will be a hot game, we will deal with the offense and try to use it to our advantage."

Miki Zohar met with the chairman and CEO of the league administration

The incoming chairman of the administration, Ari Shteinberg, and the CEO, Shlomi Perry, met today (Tuesday) with the Minister of Culture and Sports, Mr. Miki Zohar, and the Chief of Staff, Chen Avitan.

The minister showed great knowledge of what is going on in Israeli basketball and said that he will do everything in his power to raise the budgets of the teams in the Premier League and the National League in the coming years.

The chairman of the administration presented to the minister his plans to bring a new and young audience to basketball and the minister promised to help in this area as much as possible.

The chairman of the administration, Ari Shteinberg: "I am happy that the incoming minister Miki Zohar is a sportsman who came to office with an orderly plan to strengthen professional sports in general and basketball in particular. We found a listening ear for everything we asked for and I hope that all the plans will come to fruition with the help of the minister and the people of his office."

Mickey Zohar

Today, photo: Oded Karni

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