Zeljko Obradovic: “We left behind a very difficult period”

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Fenerbahce head coach Zeljko Obradovic praised his players for their performance, as the team played four games in eight days.

Here is what the legendary coach said in the press conference after the match against Zalgiris Kaunas (78-61):

On the club’s difficult schedule: “We left behind a very difficult period. Four matches in 8 days. I congratulate my players for their struggle during this period, and they fought all over in four games. 

It’s true that we didn’t play well at some moments, but I’m glad we didn’t give up. Today we played against a very tough and aggressive team. They played with full pressure, with constant rigidity. We had to be ready for that.” 

On his players’ motivation: “Keeping motivation on top level is not easy. Because we’re starting from scratch every time. But my players love basketball. We work with our team to take responsibility where necessary and raise the team’s performance.”

On the team’s comfort when playing on the road: “We need more charter flights to secure that the players will be more comfortable.

Not always, when playing in Athens for example, it’s not needed, it’s one hour away, but for games in Moscow or Gran Canaria, we need to secure that players are comfortable. I will talk with the administration about it.”