Željko Obradović: “My team surprised me”

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The Head coach of Fenerbahce Beko, Željko Obradović, was shocked after his team’s loss to Crvena Zvezda (68-56) in the “Štark” Arena.

Coach Obradović was shocked not because his team was defeated by Zvezda but because of the mistakes they made.

“To be honest, I was more surprised by my team than by Crvena Zvezda. I am the man who always looks at myself first and in my opinion, this image is not good and I need to think as a coach, to realize the mistakes that were made. It is obvious that Crvena Zvezda played better and I congratulate them on the win. They fight all 40 minutes and wanted the victory more”, said Obradović at the press conference after the game.

After the match, for the first time in his coaching career, the Serbian coach was speechless.

“I entered the locker room and for the first time after 27 years I was speechless. I didn’t know what to say. But I am the most responsible one. With my assistants, I have to analyze and try to realize why we played like we did and scored miserable 56 points. This is not the level of the team and the Fenerbahce players”, said Fenerbahce’s head coach whose team now has two losses in the EuroLeague (0-2).