Partizan’s coach Dusko Vujosevic acknowledged Lietuvos Rytas as the favourites in the upcoming clash against his young Partizan team and claimed that contrary to popular belief in Serbia, a team that has ex-Partizan and Red Star role players such as Bjelica and Borovnjak can beat Partizan.
Vujosevic first of all complemented Lietuvos Rytas for their hard work: “Lietuvos Rytas is a team without big names and stars. They are playing team basketball and the players are dedicated to the club. Of course, they have weaknesses, but they compensate for them with hard work. Their arena is huge, more than 10,000 fans. It is sold out all the time, so Lietuvos Rytas has a real homecourt advantage.”
and then proceeded to land Partizan fans down-to-earth: “In Belgrade, many people think that a team where Milko Bjelica and Dejan Borovnjak play could not beat Partizan. I don’t know why, as they improved a lot after they moved from Partizan and Crvena Zvezda. We shall face a real heavy game. Lietuvos Rytas is the favorite and our chance is to play as a team. Maybe the pressure should be on Lietuvos Rytas and we should be ready to take advantage of that.”