Paris NN attacking Andrei Vorontsevich shared his emotions following reaching the semi-finals of the VTB United League Super Cup and also told that he could return to the Russian national team.
The VTB United League Super Cup with the participation of UNICS, Lokomotiv-Kuban, CSKA, ZENIT, MBA, Paris NN, Besiktas and Fenerbahce takes place in Moscow. On Thursday, the first two semi-finalists were determined – Fenerbahce and Lokomotiv-Kuban, who beat MBA and CSKA, respectively. In the first match on Friday, Paris NN defeated the current national champion UNICS (86:82), 36-year-old Vorontsevich scored 13 points. The opponent of the Volga team in the semifinals will be the winner of the Zenit – Besiktas duo, the teams will identify the strongest late Friday evening. The Super Cup semi-finals will take place on Saturday.
– Everything is great, I enjoy every day. And the Nizhny team is great, the relationships, the playing system and the coach. As in the song: I will play as long as fate allows me.
— Fenerbahçe head coach Dimitris Itoudis said the day before about the MBA: “They surprised us.” Can we assume that your team also surprised the Kazan team?
– I think not. We had already played two test matches before. Nizhny lost in both matches, but the difference was only 8-9 points. And then we added a few new guys: Alex Novakovic, slightly injured, and another guy, Brian Allen. We play together, every day we begin to understand each other better. We have been together for a little more than a month, complete mutual understanding is coming, it is not enough to immerse yourself in the system of this temporary person. But the fuse is already felt, we strongly support each other from the bench, I like that. “Nijni” is renewed every year, even if there are also old hands: Baburin, Gankevich, Strebkov. Chadov, Belenitsky. Everyone adds, can you imagine? Almost everyone scores, it’s beautiful! Confidence grows every day. We won today, and it’s great.
— Today, you even got a little angry, which earned you a technical foul.
“I didn’t panic, I just told the judges, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before.’ It’s even insulting, it would be nice if I said obscenities. And then Reynolds told me sent, I responded, and the judge said to him, to Reynolds, “You’re provoked.” And then I said, “Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that before!” And he got the title of “technician”. May the referee forgive me, but honestly, it’s unfair. He didn’t send it, he just behaved with too much energy.
— What performance are you looking forward to this season?
– Let’s see. I don’t want to guess, I’ll wake up tomorrow and it’s already good.
— Can the Lukich-Vorontsevich club connection bring you back to the national team?
– I’m not giving up anything. We will play the season, then we will think about it. Everything is possible. And even something new, ”Vorontsevich noted.
The VTB United League Super Cup takes place from September 21 to 24 in Moscow. The tournament is named after Honored Coach of the USSR Alexander Gomelsky. The current winner is Zenit.
Watch live broadcasts of VTB United League matches on the TV channels of the Match holding company, as well as on the websites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.
Source : MatchTV
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